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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The variance-covariance matrices contain the variances and covariances within the groups for the ARGs and metabolic pathway genes, respectively.
Charles Nakamura, Vice-President for Metabolic Engineering, further elaborated: "Both novel enzymes and innovative metabolic pathways are required to fully realize the potential of biology in industrial chemistry.
The findings show that altering the activity of the glycolytic enzyme phosphofructokinase 1 (PFK1) through O-glycosylation can control carbon flow through key central metabolic pathways.
Charles Nakamura, Vice-President for Metabolic Engineering, further elaborated: Both novel enzymes and innovative metabolic pathways are required to fully realize the potential of biology in industrial chemistry.
Identifying and disrupting certain enzymes in these, and perhaps other, metabolic pathways provides a powerful intervention point for discovery and development of cancer therapeutics.
Verdezyne's novel combinatorial approach to pathway engineering rapidly creates and harnesses genetic diversity to optimize a metabolic pathway.
Also whether we work on complete coverage of a single metabolic pathway or on a more global approach to examine multiple metabolites, such multi-analyte analysis is by no means trivial.
Though some of the body's natural estrogen is diverted down each metabolic pathway, the share handled by either pathway can vary widely.
This finding creates opportunities for therapeutic intervention in brain cancer and other cancers where IDH1 mutations are present using new drugs that can target the IDH1 metabolic pathway.
Blocking a metabolic pathway by inhibiting one or more enzymes in a pathway can cause deleterious consequences for that organism, or a particular affliction, such as an inborn error in metabolism, or death.
Blocking a metabolic pathway by inhibiting one or more enzymes in a pathway can form the basis for an inborn error in metabolism, or death to the microorganism, or in this case antibiotic resistant bacteria, incapable of inducing disease.
Instead of transferring just one gene, he says, Keasling moved enough genes to create an entire new metabolic pathway in E.