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(1) The process involving a sequence of chemical reactions that constructs or synthesizes molecules from smaller units, usually requiring input of energy (ATP) in the process.

(2) A constructive type of metabolism.


Examples are bone growth and mineralization, and muscle mass build-up.

Word origin: from the Greek: anabole, "to build up".

Compare: catabolism.
See also: metabolism.

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Nucleotide metabolism

... important for? Is it different from energy metabolism where foods are converted into something necessary for catabolism (energy harvest) and anabolism (cell construction)? I would appreciate it if you could list up functions or roles of nucleotide metabolism. Thanks!

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by Young
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Nucleotide metabolism
Replies: 2
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Re: Please help with my work

... is very low, the body will automatically use your proteins  as an energy source.  4d. False found in membrane not yolk 4g False an example of anabolism is the formation of muscle proteins from amino acids. 5 Sodium and Calcium Calcium- needed to maintain strong and healthy bones and teeth. ...

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by Olympic
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help with my work
Replies: 6
Views: 11521

Please help with my work

... egg white e) Amino acids are required to make fatty acids f) The biuret test indicates the presence of proteins g) Chewing food is an example of anabolism A) False in carbohydrate there is always twice as much hydrogen as oxygen B)f they contain nitrogen C)? D) True E) True F)True G)? 5. Name ...

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by Olympic
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help with my work
Replies: 6
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Caffeine and Lipids!!!!

I went down the line of argument in the end that caffeine increases metabolic rate, which increases anabolism... which allows the shrimp to hatch quicker :) if you're interested

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by chriskelly123
Wed May 04, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffeine and Lipids!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2373

Re: Enzymes

Swede: pepsin is protease! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsin Muska: OK, you need to acount, that in the body there is both anabolism (building up) and catabolism (break down). Also, if you want something to break down, you have first to build that, right? So, basically everything can ...

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by Muska
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Enzymes
Replies: 16
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