Friday, 19 October 2012

Biology- Respiration [Glycolysis]

Glycolysis the decomposition (lysis) of glucose to pyruvate(or pyruvavic acid).

  • At the beginning, 2 ATP is added. The first several steps require the input energy.
  • Then, 2 NADH are produced. NADH is a coeznyme, accepting 2 electrons from substrate molecule.
  • 4 ATP are produced.
  • 2 pyruvate are formed.

In summary, glycolysis takes 1 glucose and turns it into 2 pyruvate, 2 NADH, and a net gain 2 ATP( synthesised 4, but used 2 ATP).

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