28th November 2019

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What is the role of ATP in glycolysis?

Glycolysis is the first of the main metabolic pathways of cellular respiration to produce energy in the form of ATP. Through two distinct phases, the six-carbon ring of glucose is cleaved into two three-carbon sugars of pyruvate through a series of enzymatic reactions.

Beside this, why ATP is a suitable molecule for regulating glycolysis?

ATP is a suitable molecule for regulation of glycolysis in a cell because ATP is a product of glycolysis (and oxidative phosphorylation). Therefore it's buildup in a cell can function in a “negative feedback loop.” Think of a thermostat regulating a furnace, where heat is analogous to ATP.

What is the main function of the glycolysis?

Function of glycolysis is to break down glucose: To form NADH and ATP as source of energy to cells. AS a part of aerobic respiration pyruvate is made available for the citric acid cycle. The process results in intermediate compounds, which may be used at various steps for other cellular purposes.
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