Do You Know Gluconeogenesis?

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Do You Know Gluconeogenesis? - Quiz

For something a bit more technical on paper. Have you come across the name Gluconeogenesis? What do you think it entails? It isn't so much of a complicated topic since we have broken it down into simple questions (Swear it). So, here is a short biochemistry quiz on Gluconeogenesis, wherein you can figure out how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following occurs in an individual at rest who has fasted for 12 hours? ​​​​​ ​​​​​​
    • A. 

      Gluconeogenesis process by which glucose is maintained occurs

    • B. 

      Liver Glycogen stores are depleted

    • C. 

      Glycogen synthase is activated in liver

    • D. 

      Phosphorus, pyruvate kinase and glycogen synthase are phosphorylated in liver

  • 2. 
    What takes place during the conversion of pyruvate to glucose during glyconeogenesis?
    • A. 

      Biotin is required

    • B. 

      CO2 added in one reaction, appears in final product

    • C. 

      Energy is used up in form of GTP

    • D. 

      PDH is the allosteric enzyme used

  • 3. 
    What can a high ratio of insulin to glucagon do?
    • A. 

      Promote gluconeogenesis

    • B. 

      Promote glycogenolysis

    • C. 

      Promote synthesis of Glycogen

    • D. 

      Occurs during fasting state

  • 4. 
    Which of the following substrate cannot contribute to net gluconeogenesis in mammalian liver?
    • A. 

      Palmitate

    • B. 

      Glutamate

    • C. 

      Pyruvate

    • D. 

      Alanine

  • 5. 
    What is the enzyme used in both glycolysis and gluconeogenesis?
    • A. 

      3-phosphoglycerate kinase

    • B. 

      Glucose 6-phosphatase

    • C. 

      Hexokinase

    • D. 

      Pyruvate Kinase

  • 6. 
    What is Gluconeogenesis useful for?
    • A. 

      Regulation body water level

    • B. 

      Regulating blood circulation

    • C. 

      Regulating Blood glucose level

    • D. 

      Maintaining respiration rate

  • 7. 
    What generates glucose in gluconeogenesis?
    • A. 

      Sucrose

    • B. 

      Yeast

    • C. 

      Non carbohydrate carbon substrates

    • D. 

      Carbohydrate carbon substrate

  • 8. 
    What are main gluconeogenic precursors (in humans)?
    • A. 

      Lactate

    • B. 

      Alanine

    • C. 

      Glycerol

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is Gluconeogenesis often associated with?
    • A. 

      Hexoses

    • B. 

      Tetrose

    • C. 

      Pentose

    • D. 

      Ketosis

  • 10. 
    Where does gluconeogenesis take place in vertebrates?
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Stomach

    • D. 

      Intestine

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