We will review the pathways that make glucose (gluconeogenesis), glycogen (glycogenesis), other sugars (pentose phosphate pathway) and fats (fatty acid synthesis). We will touch on fatty acid synthesis in our Fat Metabolism webinar but flesh it out completely in this webinar.
At a glance
Link anabolism and catabolism pathways together
Predict which pathways will occur when
Anabolism pathways include gluconeogenesis, glycogenesis, pentose phosphate pathway, fatty acid synthesis and ketogenesis
Inputs and outputs of each pathway, location and fed vs. starved state
On the MCAT
Metabolic pathways are high-yield topics and since many of the pathways sound the same, be able to visualize how they nest together.
Pentose phosphate pathway is tested quite often so be sure to understand its purpose!
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Amazing material conveyed concisely and in great detail!
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