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Which type of enzyme is responsible for breaking glycosidic bonds using water in glycolysis?

Hydrolases

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Which type of enzyme is responsible for phosphorylating monosaccharides in glycolysis?

Kinases

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Which type of enzyme is responsible for changing monosaccharides into glucose or fructose in glycolysis?

Isomerases

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Which type of enzyme is responsible for making sugars of sugar-alcohols in glycolysis?

Dehydrogenases

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How is fructose metabolized in the body?

Most cells weakly absorb fructose. There are not many cellular transporters of fructose. Fructose is metabolized in the liver.

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Fructose Transporter

Present in the liver; process; phosphorylate fructose into fructose 1- P (fructokinase) ; Fructose -1-P aldolase produces DHP and G3P; TPI works on DHP x2 G3P; This is not regulated, because of the absence of phosphofructokinase-1, which would have been the committed step in glycolysis.

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How does glycerol shuttle into glycolysis?

glycerol is phosphorylated by glycerol kinase (Glycerol 3-P) and then is converted to dihydroxyacetone-P by Glycerol 3-P dehydrogenase

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How does mannose shuttle into glycolysis?

Mannose is converted to mannose-6-phosphate by hexokinase, and is then converted to fructose-6-phosphate by mannose-6-phosphate isomerase

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What is the purpose of phosphorylating a saccharide while funneling it into glycolysis?

to keep the sugar inside the cell and maintain the blood/cell absorption gradient.

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amylase

works by hydrolyzing internal glycosidic linkages of starch;

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Limit Dextrins

oligosaccharides; fragments of amylopectin containing (a1 to 6) branch points;

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What enzyme catalyzes the conversion of sucrose to glucose?

sucrase

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What enzyme catalyzes the conversion of trehalose to glucose?

trehalase

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How does dietary starch/glycogen get converted into glucose?

alpha-amylase

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How does endogenous glycogen feed into glycolysis?

endogenous glycogen in converted to Glucose-1-phosphate by phosphorylase, which is then converted into glucose-6-phosphate by phosphogluco-mutase

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Q # 34 Does the degradation of glycogen (starch) to a form of glucose that can enter glycolytic pathway require an input of energy?

glycogen phosphorylase mediated breakdown of glycogen conserves energy. It breaks down glycogen and produces glucose-1-phosphate, which is then converted to g-6-p by phosphoglucomutase without the expenditure of cellular ATP; does not include dietary glycogen

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Glycogen phosphorylase

catalyzes the breakdown of glycogen; pi attack (a1 to 4) bond

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Q # 36 Why is the Cell's ability to regenerate NAD+ critical to glycolysis? Which glycolytic enzyme requires NAD+?

NAD+ is critical to glycolysis to continue the breakdown of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate and the substrate phosphorylation that follows with it. The glycolytic enzyme that requires NAD+ is glyceraldehyde-3-p dehydrogenase.

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Q # 37 What is the most important consequence to the cell of the reduction of pyruvate to lactate by lactate dehydrogenase?

The regeneration of NAD+ and the generation of ATP. It enables organisms to regenerate NAD+ in the absence of O2 or in cell types, like erythrocytes who lack mitochondria, who are unable to use O2.

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Step of Lactic Acid Fermentation

1) Pyruvate formed from glycolysis 2) pyruvate is reduced to lactate by lactate dehydrogenase and NADH + H+;

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Steps of alcohol fermentation

1) Pyruvate decarboxylized by pyruvate decarboxylase in the presence of Mg2+ and TPP, forms acetylaldehyde 2) Acetylaldehyde converted to ethanol by alcohol dehydrogenase in the presence of NADH and H+

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Thiamine Pyrophosphate

TPP; a coenzyme derived from vitamin B1; facilitates decarboxylation reactions.

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What is the Cori cycle and why is it important?

The Cori cycle allows lactate dehydrogenase to run in reverse by changing cellular concentrations; the liver maintains a high NAD+/NADH ratio; and converts lactate to pyruvate to be used as an energy source.

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What are the prosthetic groups in pyruvate dehydrogenase?

TPP, lipoyllysine, and FAD

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What is the function of CoA?

Accept and carry acetyl group

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