Intermediary Metabolism

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intermediary metabolism

[¦in·tər¦mēd·ē‚er·ē me′tab·ə‚liz·əm]
Intermediate steps in the chemical synthesis and breakdown of foodstuffs within body cells.

Metabolism, Intermediary


intracellular metabolism; the transformation of matter in the body from the moment of its entry into the cells to the formation of the metabolic end products. The term does not refer to digestion and assimilation in the gastrointestinal tract, the formation of mineral compounds in bone tissue, or the formation of a number of other substances and fluids. The process differs in different cell organelles. Thus, glycolysis occurs predominantly in the cytoplasm, oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria, and protein biosynthesis in the ribosomes.

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The central role of rumen fermentation products in intermediary metabolism of ruminants is well recognized.
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Those changes that are hidden inside the body are called intermediary metabolism.
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Without going into the gory details of intermediary metabolism, it is sufficient to say that the TCA cycle produces 34 ATP molecules or 17 times that of glycolysis.
discusses intermediary metabolism at a level accessible to readers with no more than a familiarity with general biochemistry, using the long-studied microbe Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast as a case study.
Organic acidemias are disorders of intermediary metabolism that lead to the accumulation of toxic compounds that derange multiple intracellular biochemical pathways, including glucose catabolism (glycolysis), glucose synthesis (gluconeogenesis), amino acid and ammonia metabolism, purine and pyrimidine metabolism, and fat metabolism.
In our previous work, we had data-mined genomic databases and utilized available biochemical data on metabolic pathways of several reductive chemoautotrophic organisms that included Aquifex aeolicus, Hydrogenobacter ther-mophilus, Thiomicrospira denitrificans, and Chlorobium terpidium, enabling us to construct an almost complete chart of reductive autotrophic intermediary metabolism (Sriniva-san and Morowitz, 2009).