Metabolic Control

Metabolic Control

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Metabolic control refers to the mechanisms that a multicellular organism uses to encounter the needs put upon it. It occurs at the cellular level, and it can be initiated by an external stimulus or by internal signaling. A prominent example is the fight-or-flight response, which depends on optimization of cell-level and system-level functions to increase energy output and the likelihood of survival.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the main control mechanisms of enzyme activity, including allosterism, covalent modification, and control of enzyme synthesis. Additionally, the role of the liver in metabolism, hormonal control, glycogen, and fat metabolism will be discussed.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to be familiar with the basic notions of molecular and cellular biology and the biochemistry of nucleic acids.

Course Details

  • Videos 17
  • Duration 1:05 h
  • Quiz questions 37
  • Concept Pages 11


Your Educators of course Metabolic Control

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

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Explained really well
By Julianna Z. on 25. June 2021 for Allosteric Control – Metabolic Control of Enzyme Activity

I liked the way the R and T states where explained. It all became very clear

Highly Recommended
By Mohammad H. on 22. September 2018 for Metabolic Control

Highly recommended lecturer for Biochemistry! I like his method, he is attractive teacher.

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By Mark A. on 28. April 2018 for Metabolic Control

Great lecturer very knowledgeable of subject matter at an admirable pace. I needed this in med sch. Good job

Easy to understand.
By Sandra F. on 03. December 2017 for Metabolic Control

Excellent lectures. The professor speaks very clearly. He makes it easy to understand.