What is the difference between anabolism and catabolism?

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Anabolism:

1. It is a constructive phase of metabolism.

2. In anabolism, complex molecules (e.g. proteins) are synthesized from simple molecules (Amino acids).

3. It is an energy (ATP) requiring process.

4. e.g. Protein synthesis, Glycogen synthesis.

Catabolism:

1. It is a destructive phase of metabolism.

2. In catabolism, complex molecules (e.g. Glycogen) are broken down into simple molecules (glucose).

3. It is an energy (ATP) releasing process.

4. E.g. Glycogenolysis, Glycolysis.


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