Metabolism is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations that is used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. Metabolism can be simply divided into two categories:
1. Catabolism - the breakdown of molecules to obtain energy
2. Anabolism - the synthesis of all compounds needed by the cells
Metabolism is related to nutrition and the availability of nutrients. Metabolic pathways are the foundation for living organism to survive. Creative Biomart provides molecular tools for your research about metabolic pathways.