Metabolic Aspects of Macronutrients


Mostafa I. Waly, PhD
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, CAMS, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends, Food Science and Technology
BISAC: MED008000

This book is designed and formatted for an undergraduate student level and fits with the curriculum of biochemistry courses in all medical universities throughout the world. This book represents educational material which will provide students with a simple understanding of basic concepts of the macronutrient metabolism, biochemical events of macronutrients inside human cells, and cellular regulation of different metabolic pathways. This textbook provides insight into the nutritional biochemistry of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat and protein) and their metabolic fate. The book covers basic concepts of digestion and absorption of three essential nutrients and their utilization by human cells in anabolic and catabolic pathways. The book is designed to link basic biochemistry to metabolism with a specific reference to the enzymatic, hormonal regulation and integrated metabolic pathways.

Special attention was given to the central role of glucose in controlling energy production and its relevance to enzyme activation and inhibition. The major pathways that regulate carbohydrates, fat and protein metabolites in different organs are discussed in correlation to the metabolic fate of each nutrient and the cellular responses to different hormones. The book provides a thorough understanding and lays the foundation for the metabolic basis of macronutrients and the biochemistry underlying disease pathogenesis. Finally, the main theme of this book is to address the macronutrient metabolism in terms of anabolic, catabolic and amphibolic pathways. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Editor

Synopsis of the Book

Chapter 1: Carbohydrate Metabolism

Chapter 2: Lipid Metabolism

Chapter 3: Protein Metabolism


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