Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Differences between Catabolism and Anabolism

Comparison between 
Catabolism & Anabolism

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Anabolism
Catabolism
1.    It is a constructive process of metabolism
It is a destructive process of metabolism
2.    In anabolism, complex molecules (e.g. proteins) are synthesized from simple molecules (Amino acids)
In catabolism, complex molecules (e.g. Glycogen) are broken down into simple molecules (glucose)
3.    It is an energy (ATP) requiring process
It is an energy (ATP) releasing process
4.    It is a “Up-hill” process
It is a “Down-hill” process
5.    E.g. Protein synthesis, Glycogen synthesis, Photosynthesis
E.g. Glycogenolysis, Glycolysis, Digestion, cellular respiration

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