17 August 2014

Futile Cycles: Medical School Biochemistry

What is a futile cycle? How do these "so-called" futile cycles help maintain constancy in the cells?
In one "so-called" futile cycle, the levels of phosphate in a cell are maintained at a fairly constant rate by preventing hexokinase from sequestering all of it during high sugar meals.
- The concept of a futile Cycle
- The purposes of futile cycles (why most of them aren't really futile)
- The specific futile cycle will be the G6P-Glucose cycle

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