Glycolipid: Types and Functions

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The term “glycolipid” defines the combined lipids of the glycerol moiety and these fatty acid chains. Glycolipids occur in nature in combination with proteins, forming larger structures known as glycosomes. Glycolipid is an amphiphilic molecule that shows promise for fighting cancer. It looks like a small soap-bubble; surfactant-based, it dissolves in water (hydrophilic), and within … Read more

Aerobic Respiration

Aerobic respiration is the process by which complete oxidation of respiratory substrate occurs. In this case, respiratory substrate glucose breaks down in the presence of oxygen resulting in the end products of CO2 and H2O. Most of the cells perform the respiration through aerobic process.Aerobic respiration occurs by completing the series of chemical reactions. It … Read more

Anaerobic Respiration and Its Application

Anaerobic respiration is the process by which incomplete oxidation of respiratory substrate takes place. In this case, it occurs in the absence of oxygen resulting the end products of ethyl alcohol and CO2 in plants and lactic acid (in animals) with very slight energy.  Anaerobic respiration is observed in certain bacteria, yeast and other fungi, … Read more

Respiration: Types and Significance

Respiration is basically an energy releasing and supplying process. It held in each cell of the plant. Its primary stages take place in the cytoplasm and secondary stages in mitochondria.Actually respiration is the set of the metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert kinetic energy from nutrients into … Read more

Glycolysis: Features, Steps and Significance

Glycolysis is the metabolic pathway where one molecule of glucose (C6H12O6) converts into pyruvic acid with the help of enzyme. Glycolysis occurs in the cytoplasm of the cell during both anaerobic and aerobic respiration. It is also known as EMP pathway i.e., Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas pathway named after German Biochemists Gustav Embden, Otto Meyerhof, and Jakub Karol … Read more