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Chemical reactions in living organisms

  • J. G. Dawber
  • A. T. Moore
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Abstract

The chemical compounds in a living cell are in a constant state of change. A very large number of different reactions are occurring within the cell at any given moment, and the sum of these reactions is referred to as the cell’s metabolism. These chemical reactions take place in a series of well regulated stages, and it is convenient to group the stages together to give a metabolic pathway for a particular compound.

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© J. G. Dawber and A. T. Moore 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Dawber
    • 1
  • A. T. Moore
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiologyNorth Staffordshire PolytechnicStoke on TrentUK

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