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Glucose

Post by molecool » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:20 am

38% of 1 molecule of glucose is used to produce ATP, and the other 62% is used as heat energy that's why you sweat, but what if you are not exercising?What happens then in cellular respiration?
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Post by aptitude » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:57 am

Heat produced from metabolism is mainly used to maintain a constant body temperature.

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Post by JackBean » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:02 pm

the efficiency of metabolic processes is not influenced by what you do. It is the same all the time. The difference is, how much glucose you burn -> how much heat is released. But the relative amount is the same all the time
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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