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Anaerobic Glycolysis or Embden–Meyerhof Pathway

  • Fernando AlemannoEmail author
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Abstract

Embden–Meyerhof pathway is the name given to the anaerobic metabolic degradation of glucose. We consider some basic concepts: the importance of pyruvic acid as an acceptor of hydrogen ions, similar to that of oxygen in cells with mitochondria.

Keywords

Embden–Meyerhof pathway Anaerobic glycolysis Rapoport–Luebering shunt ATP ATP origins 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Intensive CareBrescia Clinical InstitutesBresciaItaly

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