Published Online: 27 JAN 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition
How to Cite
Bolsover, S. R., Hyams, J. S., Shephard, E. A., White, H. A. and Wiedemann, C. G. (2003) Metabolism, in Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047146158X.ch13
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2004
- Published Print: 14 NOV 2003
Print ISBN: 9780471263937
Online ISBN: 9780471461586
- Krebs cycle;
- carbon fixation;
Metabolism, all the chemical reactions occurring inside a cell, can be divided into catabolism, the breakdown of compounds to release energy, and anabolism which builds and repairs the cell. We describe the Krebs cycle at the center of metabolism and the catabolic reactions that take carbohydrate, fat and amino acids and deliver fuel to the Krebs cycle. We then describe the anabolic reactions that synthesize new glucose, glycogen, fats and amino acids. All these reactions are controlled by mechanisms that utilize the principles of feedback and feedforward.