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Title: Chapter 8 An Introduction To Metabolism


1
Chapter 8 An Introduction To
Metabolism
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Metabolism
  • The totality of an organisms chemical processes.
  • Concerned with managing the material and energy
    resources of the cell.

3
Catabolic Pathways
  • Pathways that break down complex molecules into
    smaller ones, releasing energy.
  • Example Respiration

4
Anabolic Pathways
  • Pathways that consume energy, building complex
    molecules from smaller ones.
  • Example Photosynthesis

5
Energy
  • Ability to do work.
  • The ability to rearrange a collection of matter.
  • Forms of energy
  • Kinetic
  • Potential
  • Activation

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Kinetic Energy
  • Energy of action or motion.

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Potential Energy
  • Stored energy or the capacity to do work.

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Activation Energy
  • Energy needed to convert potential energy into
    kinetic energy.

Activation Energy
Potential Energy
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Energy Transformation
  • Governed by the Laws of Thermodynamics.

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1st Law of Thermodynamics
  • Energy can be transferred and transformed, but it
    cannot be created or destroyed.
  • Also known as the law of Conservation of Energy.

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2nd Law of Thermodynamics
  • Each energy transfer or transformation increases
    the entropy of the universe.

12
Entropy
  • Measure of disorder.

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Summary
  • The quantity of energy in the universe is
    constant, but its quality is not.

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Question?
  • How does Life go against Entropy?
  • By using energy from the environment or external
    sources (e.g. food, light).

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Free Energy
  • The portion of a system's energy that can perform
    work.

16
Free Energy
  • G H - TS
  • G free energy of a system
  • H total energy of a system
  • T temperature in oK
  • S entropy of a system

17
Free Energy of a System
  • If the system has
  • more free energy
  • it is less stable
  • It has greater work capacity

18
Spontaneous Process
  • If the system is unstable, it has a greater
    tendency to change spontaneously to a more stable
    state.
  • This change provides free energy for work.

19
Chemical Reactions
  • Are the source of energy for living systems.
  • Are based on free energy changes.

20
Reaction Types
  • Exergonic chemical reactions with a net release
    of free energy.
  • Endergonic chemical reactions that absorb free
    energy from the surroundings.

21
Exergonic/Endergonic
22
Biological Examples
  • Exergonic - respiration
  • Endergonic - photosynthesis

23
Cell - Types of Work
  • Mechanical - muscle contractions
  • Transport - pumping across membranes
  • Chemical - making polymers

24
Cell Energy
  • Couples an exergonic process to drive an
    endergonic one.
  • ATP is used to couple the reactions together.

25
ATP
  • Adenosine Triphosphate
  • Made of
  • - Adenine (nitrogenous base)
  • - Ribose (pentose sugar)
  • - 3 phosphate groups

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Adenine
Phosphates
Ribose
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Key to ATP
  • Is in the three phosphate groups.
  • Negative charges repel each other and makes the
    phosphates unstable.

29
ATP
  • Works by energizing other molecules by
    transferring phosphate groups.

30
ATP vs Food
  • ATP
  • Renewable energy resource.
  • Unstable bonds
  • Food
  • Long term energy storage
  • Stable bonds

31
ATP Cycles
  • Energy released from ATP drives anabolic
    reactions.
  • Energy from catabolic reactions recharges ATP.

32
ATP Cycle
33
ATP in Cells
  • A cell's ATP content is recycled every minute.
  • Humans use close to their body weight in ATP
    daily.
  • No ATP production equals quick death.

34
Enzymes
  • Biological catalysts made of protein.
  • Cause the rate of a chemical reaction to increase.

35
Chemical Reaction
  • AB CD AC BD
  • AB and CD are reactants
  • AC and BD are products

36
Enzymes
  • Lower the activation energy for a chemical
    reaction to take place.

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Enzyme Terms
  • Substrate - the material and enzyme works on.
  • Enzyme names Ex. Sucrase
  • - ase name of an enzyme
  • 1st part tells what the substrate is. (Sucrose)

39
Enzyme Name
  • Some older known enzymes don't fit this naming
    pattern.
  • Examples pepsin, trypsin

40
Active Site
  • The area of an enzyme that binds to the
    substrate.
  • Structure is designed to fit the molecular shape
    of the substrate.
  • Therefore, each enzyme is substrate specific.

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Models of How Enzymes Work
  • 1. Lock and Key model
  • 2. Induced Fit model

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Lock and Key Model
  • Substrate (key) fits to the active site (lock)
    which provides a microenvironment for the
    specific reaction.

44
Induced Fit Model
  • Substrate almost fits into the active site,
    causing a strain on the chemical bonds, allowing
    the reaction.

45
Substrate
Active Site
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Enzymes
  • Usually specific to one substrate.
  • Each chemical reaction in a cell requires its own
    enzyme.

47
Factors that Affect Enzymes
  • Environment
  • Cofactors
  • Coenzymes
  • Inhibitors
  • Allosteric Sites

48
Environment
  • Factors that change protein structure will affect
    an enzyme.
  • Examples
  • pH shifts
  • temperature
  • salt concentrations

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Cofactors
  • Non-protein helpers for catalytic activity.
  • Examples
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Copper

51
Coenzymes
  • Organic molecules that affect catalytic activity.
  • Examples
  • vitamins

52
Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Competitive - mimic the substrate and bind to the
    active site.
  • Noncompetitive - bind to some other part of the
    enzyme.

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Allosteric Regulation
  • The control of an enzyme complex by the binding
    of a regulatory molecule.
  • Regulatory molecule may stimulate or inhibit the
    enzyme complex.

55
Control of Metabolism
  • Is necessary if life is to function.
  • Controlled by switching enzyme activity "off" or
    "on or separating the enzymes in time or space.

56
Types of Control
  • Feedback Inhibition
  • Structural Order

57
Feedback Inhibition
  • When a metabolic pathway is switched off by its
    end-product.
  • End-product usually inhibits an enzyme earlier in
    the pathway.

58
Structural Order
  • Separation of enzymes and metabolic pathways in
    time or space by the cell's organization.
  • Example enzymes of respiration

59
Summary
  • Recognize that Life must follow the Laws of
    Thermodynamics.
  • The role of ATP in cell energy.
  • How enzymes work.
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