RECALL Under what conditions are ketone bodies produced?
Answer to relevant QuestionsA friend who is trying to lose weight complains about the odd taste in his mouth in the mornings. He says it seems like a filling has broken loose, and the metallic sensation is bothersome. What would you say? (a) Where in an earlier chapter have we encountered something comparable to the action of the acyl carrier protein (ACP) of fatty-acid synthesis? (b) What is a critical feature of the action of the ACP? Albert Szent-Gyorgi, a pioneer in early photosynthesis research, stated, “What drives life is a little electric current, kept up by the sunshine.” What did he mean by this? Biochemical connections What key aspects of chloroplasts (and mitochondria) are consistent with the theory that they may have once been bacteria? List three specific features. What is the difference between glutamine synthetase and glutaminase?
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