Carbohydrate Metabolism

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6 videos
1 skill
1D: The glucose in the bread of the ham and cheese sandwich you just had for lunch goes on a productive journey within your cells after it is absorbed - the glucose in the bread is involved in several interlinked pathways. Your body has a decision to make - it can either break down the glucose for energy or store it for later. We will delve into the metabolic pathways of glucose - glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and the pentose phosphate shunt.

Carbohydrate metabolism questions

Carbohydrate metabolism questions

Introduction to cellular respiration

VIDEO 14:19 minutes
Introduction to cellular respiration, including glycolysis, the Krebs Cycle, and the electron transport chain.

Overview of glycolysis

VIDEO 13:30 minutes
Overview of the basics of glycolysis.

Gluconeogenesis: the big picture

VIDEO 9:30 minutes
What are the reactions that are unique to gluconeogenesis (vs. glycolysis)?Where does gluconeogenesis fit into carbohydrate metabolism? What is the big picture?

Regulation of glycolysis and gluconeogenesis

VIDEO 11:48 minutes
What are the major forms of regulation in metabolism? How do these apply to glycolysis and gluconeogenesis?

Pentose phosphate pathway

VIDEO 12:51 minutes
What is the Pentose Phosphate Pathway? Why is it important?