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metabolic pathway

n
(Biochemistry) any of the sequences of biochemical reactions, catalysed by enzymes, that occur in all living cells: concerned mainly with the exchange of energy and chemicals. See also Krebs cycle
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Changing one metabolic pathway to improve chemical production can sometimes have negative consequences for the rest of the cell.
Following chapters introducing the main metabolic pathways and metabolic regulation of bacterial cells, Shimizu (Kyushu Institute of Technology; Institute of Advanced Biosciences, Keio U, Tsuruoka, Japan) discusses the role of global regulators in response to the culture environment in metabolic regulation, conventional and 13-C metabolic flux balance analysis methods, their applications, and specific gene-knockout models in the study of metabolic pathway genes.
The Krebs cycle is the metabolic pathway that takes carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and converts them into carbon dioxide and water to generate a usable form of energy for the body.
ZURICH -- The goal of individualized methotrexate therapy for psoriasis has drawn a big step closer as a consequence of a large pharmacogenetic study that identified polymorphisms in key genes in the drug's metabolic pathway that are associated with increased likelihood of favorable response or toxicity.
MCTs follow a unique metabolic pathway, traveling directly to the liver rather than through the lymphatic system, and therefore are not accumulated as fat in body tissues.
The gene, named "PSR1", produces an enzyme which affects the metabolic pathway of nitrogen, an essential source of nutrition for plants.
0 of pathSCOUT enables researchers to create interactive metabolic pathway graphs on the fly, to integrate proprietary metabolic pathways data with information from the public domain, and to make that combined information available to the entire organization.
What we found was that mutations in the worm-equivalent of the APP gene slowed their development, which suggested that some metabolic pathway was disrupted," said Professor Li.
The authors conclude that presystemic As metabolism is a significant process in the human body and that toxicokinetic studies aiming to fully elucidate the As metabolic pathway might benefit from incorporating the metabolic potency of human gut microbiota, which might ultimately result in more accurate risk characterization of As exposures.
The metabolic pathway engineering handbook; tools and applications.
Geranyl pyrophosphate was already known as an intermediate in the metabolic pathway that produces cholesterol compounds.