catabolism catabolism

Definition(s):

  • (n) breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  • Death results from general and deep catabolism (breaking down) of all body processes.

News

  1. This Week in Nature

    In Nature this week: gene editing of disease mutation in mice, lipid catabolism genes in modern Europeans and Neanderthals, and more.
    on April 3, 2014     Source: GenomeWeb News

  2. Europeans have three times more Neanderthal genes for lipid catabolism than Asians or Africans

    Contemporary Europeans have as many as three times more Neanderthal variants in genes involved in lipid catabolism than Asians and Africans. Although Neanderthals are extinct, fragments of their genomes persist in modern humans. These shared regions are unevenly distributed across the genome and some regions are particularly enriched with Neanderthal variants.
    on April 2, 2014     Source: Science Daily

  3. The Neanderthal in us

    ( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) Contemporary Europeans have as many as three times more Neanderthal variants in genes involved in lipid catabolism than Asians and Africans.
    on April 2, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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