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- n. The metabolism of fructose from dietary sources.
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That's because in the liver an enzyme known as fructokinase adds a phosphate group to fructose and is then metabolized through a process known as fructolysis.
Although glycolysis (the metabolic process by which glucose is metabolized initially) and fructolysis share some intermediate molecules, the metabolic fates are different.
Fructose however is broken down not in all cells but largely only in the liver through a process called fructolysis.