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1. To turn to one side, to divert, to bypass.

2. (Science: cardiology) A passage or anastomosis between two natural channels, especially between blood vessels. Such structures may be formed physiologically (for example to bypass a thrombosis) or they may be structural anomalies.

3. (Science: surgery) A surgically created anastomosis, also, the operation of forming a shunt.

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Re: Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.

... On to microbiology. Look for the variations of glycolysis (Embden-Myerhoff, Entner-Doudoroff), variations of the Krebs cycle (e.g. the glyoxylate shunt), variations of fermentation, phylogeny of the organisms traditionally part of microbiology (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae), old (five kingdom) ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.
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Re: How does fat change to glucose?

Thanks Jack. My attention has been away from plants for too long, I sure wasn't thinking about the glyoxylate shunt.

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by jonmoulton
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: How does fat change to glucose?
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hepatic portal vein

... the systemic circulation. Hypergalactosaemia Reference and Cause: The clinical presentation and outcome of 15 neonates with porto-systemic (PS) shunt detected by mass screening (Paigen method) for galactosemia are reviewed. Routine screening for galactosemia initially recognized fourteen patients, ...

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by dipjyoti
Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: hepatic portal vein
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What is meant by following:

I need you guyz help: please tell me abt Hexose monophosphate shunt, gluconeogenesis, glucogenesis, glucogenolysis. and what are inluded in specialized Fatty Acids Thanks, in advance Mr.Smoke Student of 1st yr. B.E (Bio-Medical Engineering) Pakistan

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by Mr.Smoke
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: What is meant by following:
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De novo synthesis

... = ribose sugar + phosphate + nitrogen base Of these phospate is readily available in the cytopasm. (i guess) ribose is made by utilising the HMP shunt pathway of glucose breakdown nitrogen bases (purines n pyrimidines) have there own de novo synthetic pathways from simpler components.

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by cytochromeP
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: What is the source of new nucleotides for replication?
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