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.