Dictionary > Crabtree effect

Crabtree effect

Definition
noun
The aerobic production of ATP, inhibition of cell respiration, and production of ethanol as coupled events that occur when glucose level is raised to increase the amount of glucose-6-phosphate for substrate-level phosphorylation
Supplement
This phenomenon is initially described by the biochemist Herbert Crabtee (hence the name).
The effect makes the organism such as the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to reduce the demand for oxygen for oxidative phosphorylation.
Compare:


You will also like...

Lotic community of algal species
Lotic Communities & Algae

Lotic communities have conditions that are rather harsh for typical plants. Thus, the diversity of plant species in loti..

Fossil trilobite imprint in the sediment
Insects

There are more species of insects than any other species combined. This surely illustrates that insects have the selecti..

An artistic depiction of Dunkleosteus fish
Fish

The sea was teeming with life. Eventually, through reproduction and continued variation, fish came about. There are over..

Principles of Hormonal Control Systems
Principles of Hormonal Control Systems

Hormones are essential in the regulation of the activity of the various biological systems of the human body. The ineffi..

Balanced Diet
A Balanced Diet – Minerals and Proteins

Proteins and minerals can be derived from various dietary sources. They are essential for the proper growth and developm..

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication
Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory res..