Glycolosis

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Glycolysis is a process common to virtually all cells. The word is derived from the greek "Glykos" meaning sweet and "lysis" meaning splittng. Glycolysis is a sequence of reactions that takes one molecule of glucose and metabolizes this to two molecules of Pyruvate, there is also a net production of two ATP from this process. Glycolysis does not require oxygen as the process is anaerobic. This makes glycolysis an important part of anaerobic respiration[1].

References

  1. Berg, J.M. et al (2012). Biochemistry. 7th edition. United States of America: W. H. Freeman and Company. pages 469-471.


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