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gluconeogenesis

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by baedero1, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. baedero1

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    occur in the LIVER or CYTOSOL? or BOTH?
    can any1 explain?
     
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  3. War Eagle

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    Well considering that the liver is made of cells, those cells have cytosol, and gluconeogenesis occurs in the cytosol, I would say both.
     
  4. DRHOYA

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    Cytosol of Liver cells.
     
  5. osimsDDS

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    it occurs in the liver, isnt it the process when non carbohydrate sources are used??
     
  6. DRHOYA

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    Yes.

    Another fact. Animal cells cannot produce "glucose" from gluconeogenesis.
     
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    gluconeogenesis is when you make glucose from scratch de novo pathway. You can take a C skeleton, for example, from an amino acid and make glucose.
     
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    haha so this is prally really ******ed but w/e.....why cant animal cell produce glucose from gluconeogenisis....if it occurs in the liver and if animal have liver....whats stopping em?
     
  9. osimsDDS

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    because I think gluconeogenesis occurs during like fasting, meaning you didnt eat for a while and you dont have nutrients such as glucose from food, therefore your body takes a different approach, gluconeogenesis, where it makes glucose derivatives from non-carbohydrates like fats, proteins, etc...

    This is what I think, but iam not completely sure someone correct me if I am wrong...thanks but good question btw
     
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    Answer is both cytosol and the liver.

    osimsDDS, through gluconeogensis you can make actual glucose.
     
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    gluconeogenesis does not necessary mean that the cell take CO2 and make glucose. they can break down glycogen or fat to make glucose or protein to make glucose...
     
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    Gluconeogenisis is the process of turning pyruvate molecules back to glucose. Anything that can be made into an intermediate of the Kreb cycle can go through gluconeogenisis. However, acetyl Co-A can not enter gluconeogenisis.
     

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