5.07SC | Fall 2013 | Undergraduate

Biological Chemistry I

Module III: Using Energy to Make Macromolecules

Session 19: Carbohydrate Biosynthesis II: Gluconeogenesis

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Lecture Topics

  • Gluconeogenic (GNG) Precursors
  • GNG Pathway Overview
  • Mechanisms of GNG Enzymes
  • GNG Pathway Details


  • Chapter 16: Glycogen Metabolism and Gluconeogenesis
    • Gluconeogenesis

Lecture Video: Carbohydrate Biosynthesis II: Gluconeogenesis

This video focuses on gluconeogenesis (GNG) – the synthesis of glucose from noncarbohydrate precursors. Professor Essigmann explains why this process is particularly important to organs of the body that require glucose as their primary metabolic fuel.

Problem Set & Solutions

Problem Solving Video: Problem Set 10, Problem 3: Gluconeogenesis

Gluconeogenesis is a spontaneous process that involves the synthesis of glucose from non-sugar precursors. In this problem, Dr. Fedeles examines the mechanisms of gluconeogenesis, which require several steps of glycolysis to run in the reverse direction.

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