In this article we will discuss about what is metabolism and types of metabolism
What is Metabolism?
- Set of chemical reactions that occur within a living organism
- Thousands of chemical reactions needed to keep your body as alive and healthy.
- Most of chemical reactions are multi step reaction called pathway
Types of Metabolism
- Breaking down of complex molecules into simpler molecules
- Degradation pathway
- This metabolic process releases energy
- Example: Cellular respiration & Digestion of food
- Formation of complex molecules from simpler molecules
- Bio-synthetic Pathway
- This metabolic process requires energy
- Example: Photosynthesis, Protein & DNA Synthesis