Intermediary metabolism

Intermediary metabolism

January 8, 2022

Intermediary metabolism

In cells, the enzyme-catalyzed reactions that extract chemical energy from nutrient molecules and use it to synthesize and assemble cell components

Metabolism is a highly coordinated cellular activity aimed at achieving the following goals:

  • Obtain chemical energy.
  • Convert nutrient molecules into the cell’s own characteristic molecules.
  • Degrade biomolecules

Metabolism, the sum of all the chemical transformations taking place in a cell or an organism, occurs through a series of enzyme-catalyzed reactions that constitute metabolic pathways. 


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