BY4.2 Altenate Respiratory Substrates

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Lipids:

  • used when carb levels are low
  • lipid molecule is split into fatty acids and glycerol by hydrolysis
  • the glycerol is converted into a 3C sugar that enters the krebs cycle via riose phosphate - produces ATP
  • fatty acid chain splits into 2C fragments which enter the pathway as acetyl coenzyme A
    • a lot of ATP is built up, the…

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