Describe the type of cellular respiration you body cells carry out on the leisurely walk.
What parts of the cell are involved in this type of cellular respiration?
What must be available to your cells to in order to carry out this type of cellular respiration?
How much energy is being produced per glucose molecule?
The ultimate aim of all the respiratory activities is the cellular oxidation i.e., the aerobic breakdown of the digested food materials and the release of energy thereby.
The interrelationship of metabolic pathways of amino acids, simple sugars and fatty acids with the Kreb,s cycle is important. Thus, within each cell glucose is first metabolized to pyruvic acid and then, if there is supply of oxygen, carbon dioxide and water. It is when hydrogen atoms are combined with oxygen that most of the energy is released in the cell. By storing energy in small packets(ATP molecule), the cell can utilize this energy for its various activities as needed.