SLCC Physiology

Lab 2: Cell Metabolism

Abstract: Food taken into our bodies must first be broken down by mechanical and chemical digestion before it can be absorbed and used as an energy source. The chemical digestion is completed by specialized enzymes. In this lab, you will demonstrate the enzyme-catalyzed hydrolysis of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. You will test for the presence of the original substrate (protein or carbohydrate) and for the presence of its hydrolysis products (amino acids or monosaccharides). These experiments will help you understand the 4 types of large biomolecules and their structures and functions

Pre-lab Reading Exercise 2-Cell MetabolismDownload