Figure 2-34. How a set of enzyme-catalyzed reactions generates a metabolic pathway.

Figure 2-34How a set of enzyme-catalyzed reactions generates a metabolic pathway

Each enzyme catalyzes a particular chemical reaction, leaving the enzyme unchanged. In this example, a set of enzymes acting in series converts molecule A to molecule F, forming a metabolic pathway.

From: Catalysis and the Use of Energy by Cells

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