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How many molecules of ATP are used in a single turn of the Krebs?
In the Krebs cycle what molecule acquires most of the energy that is released by the oxidation of acetyl CoA and how many of these molecules are produced during each turn of the cycle?
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How many molecules of ATP and nadph are used in a single turn of the regeration in Calvin cycle?
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How many ATP molecules produced in Krebs cycle?
1 This isn't even technically true. One GTP molecule is produced which produces one ATP molecule. The Krebs cycle produces tons of energy, but not in the form of ATP directly. The Krebs cycle (or TCA cycle) results in reducing potential molecules; NADH and FADH2 specifically. These molecules are shuttled through the electron transport chain to produce energy. 3 NADH molecules and 1 FADH molecule is produced for every turn of the Krebs cycle. One molecule of glucose will result in two turns of the Krebs cycle because two pyruvate molecules are the result of one glucose molecule (pyruvate if fed into the Krebs cycle after it is converted into acetyl-CoA). So, one glucose molecule = 6 NADH and 2 FADH molecules (and 2 GTP molecules) In the electron transport chain 1 NADH molecule = 3 ATP. 1 FADH2 molecule = 2 ATP. From here the math is pretty straight forward 6 NADH molecules = 18 ATP 2 FADH molecules = 4 ATP 2 GTP molecules = 2 ATP If you ever read something saying the number of ATP molecules produced from a glucose molecule is between 30-38 ATP do not be confused. This is simply the number for: glycolysis, TCA cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation (electron transport chain) added together. We only get about 30 ATP molecules out of it though because the process is not perfect. Source: Biomed degree.
Is NADH generated from the Krebs cycle?
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What happens to pyruvic acid during the Krebs cycle?
The two molecules of pyruvic acid (pyruvate) produced from glycolysis (glucose, glucose-6-phosphate, fructose-6-phosphate, fructose 1,6 biphosphate.... pyruvate) turn into acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl CoA). Acetyl CoA enters the Krebs cycle, reacting with oxaloacetate to form citrate [which is why the Krebs cycle is known as the citric acid cycle].