metabolize metabolize  /mə ˈtæ bə ˌlaɪz/

Definition(s):

  • (v) produce by metabolism

Usage(s):

  1. Folks with an uncommon genetic disorder called phenylketonuria shouldn't consume the sweetener because they cannot metabolize one of its ingredients.
  2. Laboratory work has convinced him that in most diabetics the liver cannot metabolize fats fast enough.
  3. While adults can usually metabolize caffeine, a fetus usually can't, particularly in the early stages of development.

News

  1. How Archaea might find their food: Sensor protein characterized

    Delicious dimethyl sulphide. The microorganism Methanosarcina acetivorans lives off everything it can metabolize into methane. How it finds its sources of energy, is not yet clear. Scientists have now identified a protein that might act as a "food sensor."
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. How Archaea might find their food

    ( Ruhr-University Bochum ) The microorganism Methanosarcina acetivorans lives off everything it can metabolize into methane. How it finds its sources of energy, is not yet clear. Scientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum together with colleagues from Dresden, Frankfurt, Muelheim and the USA have identified a protein that might act as a "food sensor." They characterized the molecule in detail and ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "I've yet to fully metabolize the impact this may or may not have on my career," Wright said before the parade. "But I've been amazed by the emotional breadth of the experience. It's been wonderful."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Chely Wright Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "In our first data set, we found 780 new photoreceptors and 50,000 genes that metabolize hydrogen," Venter said, noting that the entire human genome has only 26,000 genes. "This could be the key to our energy future."
    on Jun 6, 2005 By: Craig Venter Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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