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While enzymes are essential to metabolic function they are not all needed at the same time, in the same amounts nor in the same cell. Therefore biological systems must regulate them so that they are available when and where they are needed. Several mechanisms are responsible for enzymatic activity. Feedback Inhibition Enzymes may be controlled […]

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A carbohydrate is a macro-nutrient. It is called “macro” because it is needed in large proportions in the diet. Carbohydrates have the basic formula Cn(H2O)n, hence they are considered hydrated carbons. They fall in four major categories. Monosaccharides Disaccharides Oligosaccharides Polysaccharides Let’s take a closer look at each of these. Monosaccharides These are the smallest […]

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