Catabolic and Anabolic Reactions

Catabolic and Anabolic Reactions - In either kind of...

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Catabolic and Anabolic Reactions The energy-related reactions within cells generally involve the synthesis or the breakdown of complex organic compounds. Anabolic reactions are those that synthesize compounds. Energy is required for these reactions. Reactions that break down molecules are called catabolic reactions . Energy is released when molecules are broken down. ATP produced by catabolic reactions provides the energy for anabolic reactions. Anabolic and catabolic reactions are therefore coupled (they require each other) through the use of ATP.
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Unformatted text preview: In either kind of reaction, additional energy must be supplied to start the reaction. This energy is the activation energy . Enzymes What Are Enzymes? Substances that speed up chemical reactions are called catalysts . Organic catalysts are called enzymes . Enzymes are specific for one particular reaction or group of related reactions. Many reactions cannot occur without the correct enzyme present. They are often named by adding "ase" to the name of the substrate. Example: Dehydrogenases are enzymes that remove hydrogen....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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