Lactate dehydrogenase

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Lactate Dehydrogenase also known as LDH is an enzyme which is used in anaerobic respiration (glycolysis). LDH is needed to oxidise the co-enzyme NADH to NAD+ in order to provide the cell with energy (2ATP). [1] The NADH+ has to be oxidised so that it can be reduced again to continue the cycle. The LDH converts pyruvate to lactate during this process.

References

  1. http://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/lactate-dehydrogenase
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