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Glyoxylate cycle

Glyoxylate cycle

(Science: biochemistry) metabolic Pathway present in bacteria and in the glyoxisome of plants, in which two acetyl coa molecules are converted to a 4 carbon dicarboxylic acid, initially succinate.

Includes two enzymes not found elsewhere, isocitrate lyase and malate synthase. Permits net synthesis of carbohydrates from lipid and hence is prominent in those seeds in which lipid is the principal food reserve.


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How does fat change to glucose?

... much correct answer, as he's asking about plants, he probably means the glyoxylate cycle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyoxylate_cycle http://www.genome.jp/dbget-bin/www_bget?md:M00012 ...

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by JackBean
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:10 pm
 
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Metabolization of fat

... acids or the acetates that derive from them into glucose, you need the glyoxylate cycle to do that.

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by MrMistery
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Metabolization of fat
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Metabolization of fat

... Plants and bacteria can do that through a metabolic pathway named the glyoxylate cycle. When your body is low on glucose it can adapt to use fat. The liver converts fatty acids ...

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by MrMistery
Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
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