What is glycolysis?

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March 24, 2016 5:29AM

The anaerobic process where glucose is converted to pyruvic acid while two ATP molecules are released. This occurs in the cytoplasm. The resulting pyruvic acid will go into the mitochondria for the rest of cellular respiration.

Glycolysis is the metabolic pathway that converts glucose, C6H12O6, into pyruvate, C3H6O3-. The free energy released in this process is used to form the high energy compounds, ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and NADH (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)