Amphibolic

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Amphi- is a prefix meaning “both” or “two”[1] so amphibolic is a word used to describe a pathway that is both anabolic and catabolic. An amphibolic pathway breaks down carbohydrates into smaller molecules and also produces energy in the form of ATP; this energy is then used to synthesize more complex molecules from simple ones[2]. An example of an amphibolic pathway is the Citric Acid cycle (Krebs cycle).

References

  1. "amphi-". The American Heritage® Science Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company. 3 Dec. 2016.;Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/browse/amphi-
  2. Stryer L, Berg J, Tymoczko J. Biochemistry. 8th ed. W.H. Freeman Company; 2015
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