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Biochemistry pp 237-271 | Cite as

Carbohydrate Metabolism

  • J. Stenesh

Abstract

We begin our study of metabolism with carbohydrates because of their central role in the generation, use, and storage of metabolic energy. Additionally, carbohydrates are of major importance in metabolism because their degradations and interconversions provide the carbon skeletons for the biosynthesis of most other metabolites, from small coenzymes to large structural molecules. After a look at some general aspects of carbohydrate metabolism, we will discuss specific metabolic pathways.

Keywords

Pentose Phosphate Pathway Pyruvate Kinase Glycogen Synthesis Citric Acid Cycle Glycogen Phosphorylase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Stenesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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