Main metabolism


The main metabolic pathways, such as the glycolysis (EMP pathway), pentose phosphate pathway, the TCA cycle, the Entner Doudoroff pathway, as well as anaplerotic and gluconeogenetic pathways, are explained. The respiratory chain pathway is also explained in relation to energy generation. Amino acids and fatty acid synthetic pathways and various carbohydrate pathways are also explained.

Key words

Embden-Meyerhoff-Parnas pathway


pentose phosphate pathway

TCA cycle

respiratory chain



amino acid synthesis

fatty acid synthesis

carbohydrate metabolism

1.1 Introduction

Metabolism describes the overall chemical or enzymatic reactions that occur in living organisms, which assimilate nutrients ...

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