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Genes, Enzymes, and Metabolism

Lecture no. 7 from the course: Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

Genes, Enzymes, and Metabolism

Taught by Professor David Sadava | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Enzymes, which are encoded in our genes, are responsible for most chemical conversions in our bodies. An enzyme sends a signal that creates a biochemical pathway for the process of changing something we consume into something else we need or must get rid of. This lecture explains how metabolism is hard-wired into our genes.


May 9, 2018