FATES OF PYRUVATE

Hey Everyone 😀

Today we will be looking at the fates of pyruvate, after it is generated from the process of Glycolysis. 

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Looking at the diagram, pyruvate can enter either an aerobic or anaerobic pathway.

What determines which pathway is chosen for pyruvate?

1) The conversion of pyruvate to Acetyl-CoA is catalysed by the enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase.

2) Conversion of pyruvate to lactate is catalysed by the enzyme?? Can u name it?

3) Conversion of pyruvate to ethanol is catalysed by pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase. CO2 is generated in this reaction.

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