Nutrition and Metabolism
Nutrient metabolism defines the molecular fate of nutrients and other dietary compounds in humans as well as outlining the molecular basis of process supporting nutrition, such as appetite control and chemical sensing and also endocrine, reproductive, metabolic and nutritional disorders. The transformation of macronutrients carbohydrates, proteins and fats in food to energy and many other physiological processes are all part of metabolic process. It mainly focuses on the presentation of nutritional biochemistry. The metabolic pathways are not closed systems. Many of the substrates, intermediates and products in a specific pathway are reactants in other pathways. Proteins are hydrolyzed by variety of enzymes.
- Nutrient metabolism
- Chemical sensing
- Appetite control
- Absorption, digestion and further functions