Alternative Metabolic Pathways

Carbohydrates are the first nutrient most organisms catabolise for energy, however, living things must metabolize other energy-rich nutrients to obtain energy in times of starvation Protein Catabolism – first digested into amino acids – amino groups are removed (deamination; amino group à ammonia [NH3]) – remaining portion of amino acid converted into various components of…

CELLULAR RESPIRATION

Energy – needed for:   – movement – synthesis of complex compounds – active transport Food – provides energy needed by cells – broken down > heat (body heat, excess removed) chemical storage form Cellular Respiration – is the process by which chemical energy stored in food (usually glucose, but may be protein and lipids is…