What are catabolic activities?

AcademicBiologyNCERTClass 10

  • The process of breaking big complex molecules into smaller ones that are easier to absorb is known as catabolism.
  • Energy is released during catabolism.
  • Hormones involved in catabolism are adrenaline, cytokine, glucagon, and cortisol.
  • Examples of catabolic activites are proteins becoming amino acids, glycogen breaking down into glucose, and triglycerides breaking up into fatty acids.
  • Potential energy is changed into kinetic energy in catabolism. Catabolism is required to perform different activities in living entities.
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