Gluconeogenesis Converts Fats and Proteins to Glucose in Germinating Seeds

Many plants store lipids and proteins in their seeds, to be used as sources of energy and as biosynthetic precursors during germination, before photosynthetic mechanisms have developed. Active gluconeogenesis in germinating seeds provides glucose for the synthesis of sucrose, polysaccharides, and many metabolites derived from hexoses. In plant seedlings, sucrose provides much of the chemical energy needed for initial growth.

We noted earlier (Chapter 14) that animal cells can carry out gluconeogenesis from three- and four-carbon precursors, but not from the two acetyl carbons

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  • lucia
    Who converts fats into amino acids?
    8 years ago
    How gluconeogenesis converts fats and proteins to glucose in germinating seeds?
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