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ISBN: 9781305251052
Chapter 10, Problem 16QP
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The normal enzyme required for converting sugars into glucose is present in cells, but the conversion never takes place and no glucose is produced. What could have occurred to cause this defect in a metabolic pathway?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The possible reason that do not allows conversion of sugar into glucose the cells, although the enzyme required for converting sugars into glucose is present in the cells.

Introduction: Carbohydrates are biomolecules that contains simpler molecules as sugar and complex sugar molecules that can include starch, cellulose, and glycogen. Mutation in the genes can also alter the enzymes involved in the metabolism of these carbohydrates. The blocks that are caused by these mutations in the genes are capable of producing many different effects, some of which can even be fatal.

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Carbohydrates that are present in food products are first converted into sugar forms, which are then further converted into glucose. Some conversion of these carbohydrates is done in the food products itself. Many times these enzymes that are converting carbohydrates into simpler sugar forms ar...

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