Metabolism and aspiration

Published on 19 July 2023 at 17:21

Why we need to study metabolism?

There are two main reasons for studying a metabolic pathway:

1. To describe, in quantitative terms, the chemical changes catalyzed by the component enzymes of the route. 

2. To describe the various intracellular controls that govern the rate at which the pathway functions.

Is important because the metabolism study helps us to understand how its play a critical role in keeping body functioning. Certain factors like age, muscle mass and physical activity can affect how your metabolism uses calories for energy. Having a fast or slow metabolism isn't really a factor in weight gain or loss.

Diet is a crucial factor for metabolism as it provides the necessary chemicals to maintain healthy functions in cells.( Nutrition in metabolism/ hormones in metabolism)

Studying metabolism is a complex endeavour that involves every other Field in biology, including genetics, epigenetics, biochemistry, immunology, and many more.

           How is metabolism studied?

Instruments such as chromatography, x-ray diffraction, NMR spectroscopy, radioisotope labelling, electron microscopy and molecular dynamics simulations are commonly used.

These techniques have allowed the discovery and detailed analysis of the metabolic pathways and the genetic basis of metabolic disorders.

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