Flashcards in Metabolism Deck (17)
What is NADH used for?
electrons from breakdown/catabolism to the ETC (electron transport chain)
what is NADPH used for?
electrons for biosynthesis/anabolism
what organ can carry out all major metabolic functions?
What are the key links between all the metabolic pathways?
Glucose 6 P
What are the energy currencies of the body? What is their function?
ATP/ GTP are most high energy
They function to provide electrons
What is the irreversible commitment of pyruvate? what is the product?
Decarboxylation to Acetyl CoA
Why are carbohydrates not an essential nutrient?
there are no specifically essential individual sugars
What amino acids are conditionally essential?
What are the essential fatty acids from plants that we require?
What are the essential fatty acids from fish oils?
What is DEE?
daily energy expenditure
equal to basal metabolic rate + physical activity+ diet induced thermogenesis
What is BMR?
basal metabolic rate
calculated at rest/asleep
What is the primary determinant of metabolism?
FFM - fat free mass
What is RMR?
Resting Metabolic rate
calculated at rest/awake
what is BMI?
body mass index
vit A deficiency