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What is the process of glycolysis?

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Glycolysis is the biochemical pathway that converts glucose into pyruvate. The energy released in this reaction is used in order to form the high-energy molecules called the ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) and NADH (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). 

The summary of the chemical equation for the process of glycolysis can be written as:

Glucose + 2 [NAD]- + 2ADP + 2P- ---> 2...

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The most basic definition of glycolysis is "glucose splitting."

1 glucose in, 2 pyruvate out

Net gain of 2 ATP, with 2 in to drive it and 4 out

2 NADH are released from NAD+


The formed pyruvate then continues to the second step of aerobic respiration: pyruvate oxidation, or the formation of acetyl-CoA.

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