metabolic pathway

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metabolic pathway

a series of consecutive biochemical reactions or steps through which digested food is transformed into basic nutrients such as amino acids, free fatty acids, and simple carbohydrates.

met·a·bol·ic path·way

(met'ă-bol'ik path'wā)
Intercellular chemical reactions; catalyzed by enzymes; include the principal chemical reactions, mostly enzyme-dependent, that an organism needs to maintain homeostasis and to break down or build up molecules.

metabolic pathway

the sequence of enzyme reactions followed in the formation of one substance from another.

Metabolic pathway

A sequence of chemical reactions that lead from some precursor to a product, where the product of each step in the series is the starting material for the next step.
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Isolation and identification of methylcitrate, a major metabolic product of propionate in patients with propionic academia.
Although it is the primary site for detoxification of alcohol, the liver can be damaged by alcohol and its metabolic products.
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Homocysteine is a metabolic product of methionine, which is plentiful in meat and dairy products.
The cells excrete DMS as a normal metabolic product, but the compound also enters seawater when plankton are eaten or die.
In the case of disease diagnosis, the production of an unusual metabolic product is a feature of disease, but in early stages, the concentration of this product is very low.
Deficiencies in these neurotransmitters have been implicated in hyperactivity, and a recent study suggested that hyperactive children may excrete less phenylethylamine, a metabolic product of phenylalanine.
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