GLYCOLYSIS EMP PATHWAY PDF

Among the important findings determined as part of the elucidation of the glycolytic pathway were: The finding by Hans Buchner and Eduard Buchner that fermentation, the conversion of sucrose to ethanol, could occur in the absence of a living cell. The finding of a hexose bi-phosphate intermediate fructose biphos in glycolysis The activities required for the reactions to occur were composed of a heat-labile, non-dialyzable substance enzymes and a heat-stable, dialyzable substance coenzymes. Glycolysis is formally known as the Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas Pathway. Glycolysis takes place in the cytoplasm of the cell. The goal of the initial reactions of glycolysis is to convert glucose into fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. The first step in glycolysis is the phosphorylation of glucose by ATP to form glucose 6-phosphate.

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Among the important findings determined as part of the elucidation of the glycolytic pathway were: The finding by Hans Buchner and Eduard Buchner that fermentation, the conversion of sucrose to ethanol, could occur in the absence of a living cell. The finding of a hexose bi-phosphate intermediate fructose biphos in glycolysis The activities required for the reactions to occur were composed of a heat-labile, non-dialyzable substance enzymes and a heat-stable, dialyzable substance coenzymes.

Glycolysis is formally known as the Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas Pathway. Glycolysis takes place in the cytoplasm of the cell. The goal of the initial reactions of glycolysis is to convert glucose into fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. The first step in glycolysis is the phosphorylation of glucose by ATP to form glucose 6-phosphate.

This reaction, catalyzed by the enzyme hexokinase , traps glucose in the cell. The second step in glycolysis is the isomerization of glucose 6-phosphate to fructose 6-phosphate. This converts the sugar from a 6-membered pyranose to the 5-membered furanose structure and involves the conversion of an aldose into a ketose. This reaction is catalyzed by the enzyme phosphoglucose isomerase. The third step in glycolysis is a second phosphorylation to form fructose 1,6-bisphosphate catalyzed by the enzyme phosphofructokinase.

Phosphofructokinase is an allosteric enzyme controlled by ATP and other metabolites. The importance of the control of phosphofructokinase will be discussed in a later lesson. Up to this point no energy in the form of ATP has been generated by glycolysis. Two ATP's have been used. The second stage of glycolysis involves the cleavage of the 6-carbon fructose 1,6-bisphosphate to 3-carbon sugars followed by isomerizations.

The generation of 3-carbon units from the 6-carbon sugar is catalyzed by the enzyme aldolase. In this reaction, dihydroxyacetone phosphate and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate are generated. The glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate generated in this reaction can continue directly in the glycolytic pathway. Dihydroxyacetone phosphate must be converted to glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate in order to continue in the pathway. This isomerization is catalyzed by the enzyme triose phosphate isomerase. At equilibrium most of the 3-carbon sugar is in the form of dihydroxyacetone phosphate.

However, the removal of glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate in further glycolytic reactions allows the formation of more glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate from dihydroxyacetone phosphate, shifting the equilibrium of the reaction.

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The free energy released in this process is used to form the high-energy molecules ATP adenosine triphosphate and NADH reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. Most monosaccharides , such as fructose and galactose , can be converted to one of these intermediates. The intermediates may also be directly useful rather than just utilized as steps in the overall reaction. For example, the intermediate dihydroxyacetone phosphate DHAP is a source of the glycerol that combines with fatty acids to form fat. Glycolysis is an oxygen-independent metabolic pathway.

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