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The production of a complex chemical compound from simpler precursors in a living organism, usually involving enzymes (to catalyze the reaction) and energy source (such as ATP)


Examples of biosynthesis include photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, amino acid synthesis, nucleic acid synthesis, and ATP synthesis.

Word origin: bio- (life) + Greek sunthesis, from suntithenai ( to put together)

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Fatty acid Oxidation-ATP yeild

... the staring material of one process is identical to the product of the other, fatty acid oxidation is not the simple reverse of fatty acid biosynthesis. It is an entirely different process taking place in separate compartment of the cell. This allows each process to be individually controlled. ...

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by mariaijaz
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Fatty acid Oxidation-ATP yeild
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Amp selection with no recovery

... with no recovery. I was taught this trick years ago and was told that the reason it worked had to do with the fact that amp affects cell wall biosynthesis (rather than translation) and once the cells began making ampicillinase, their cell walls could recover and cells would grow. Translational ...

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by daknecht
Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Amp selection with no recovery
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Beet Root Pigment

... in the body. These processes include the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin. Methylation is also required for the biosynthesis of melatonin and the electron transport chain constituent coenzyme Q10.

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by jinx25
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beet Root Pigment
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A few confusions about some energy molecules

... is produced during breakdown of molecules and is further used to produce ATP in electron transport chain. On the other hand, NADPH is used for biosynthesis of reduced molecules (compare e.g. break-down and biosynthesis of fatty acids). ATP is something rather different. It is used as direct ...

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by JackBean
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: A few confusions about some energy molecules
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Please help with my work

... it's not expressed there. (but it's not in membrane either :roll:) e sure, the amino acids are required to build proteins which catalyze the biosynthesis of fatty acids

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by JackBean
Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help with my work
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