MCAT Basics Podcast


The MCAT Basics Podcast continues the series on Metabolism, and in today’s episode, Alex Starks talks about gluconeogenesis. This episode covers the processes of gluconeogenesis, why it’s important, the sources of noncarbohydrate precursors, and the amount of ATP used during gluconeogenesis.

  • [01:38] The Process of Gluconeogenesis
  • [04:10] Sources of Noncarbohydrate Material
  • [07:55] The Key Steps in Gluconeogenesis
  • [15:24] Hormonal Control of Gluconeogenesis
  • [16:30] Gluconeogenesis and the Amount of ATP Used
  • [18:02] Quiz and Important Takeaways

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Sam Smith

Sam completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following his graduation, he worked at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center studying HIV. Meanwhile, with a microphone in his garage, Sam founded the MCAT Basics podcast. The podcast has grown to become the top rated MCAT podcast on iTunes. In addition to podcasting, Sam enjoys the outdoors, sports, and his friends and family.

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