Nadh donates electrons to the electron transport

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Unformatted text preview: r chemistry. • NADH donates electrons to the electron transport chain. • The energy from these electrons is used for ATP synthesis. Cellular metabolism occurs in three stages • In stage one of metabolism food is broken down into smaller subunits (digestion). • Food contains proteins, lipids, and polysaccharides • These macromolecules must be broken down into amino acids, fatty acids, and sugars before they are useful energy sources. • It requires specialized enzymes that can breakdown the macromolecules. • This occurs outside of the cell (intestine) or in specialized compartments in...
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2012 for the course PCB 3023 taught by Professor Sikorski during the Spring '07 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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