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Chains of enzyme reactions that break down or build molecules are called ____ pathways. ATP energy metabolic sensory

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James Washington on March 4, 2018

Correct answer: METABOLIC PATHWAYSAccording to the dictionary definition, the metabolic pathways are sequences of biochemical reactions in living cells, driven by enzymes, which mainly involve the exchange of energy and chemicals.As for the specific discovery of metabolic pathways and the involvement of the enzyme, we can see Louis Pasteur in the 19th century, who noted that the yeast changed the sugar into alcohol by the catalyst of substances within the yeast cells he called "ferments." (Thus we speak of the "fermentation.") In addition to the discovery of Pasteur, Friedrich Wöhler published work in 1828 with respect to the chemical synthesis of urea, which he discovered when he was trying to synthesize cyanate of ammonia. These scientists were documenting the chemical reactions that are found in the cells which we now refer to as metabolic pathways. In the 20th century, Eduard Buchner, increased knowledge of the metabolic pathways for the discovery of the enzymes. This highlights that the study of the chemical reactions of metabolism are different from that of the biological study of cells.

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