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The pyruvate molecules produced in _____ possess ____ ____ that can only be released using ____ in the ____ _____.
glycolysis, potential energy, oxygen, krebs cycle
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The pyruvate molecules produced in the cytoplasm are transported to?
The matrix of the mitochondria
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Once the pyruvate has been actively transported here, it undergoes a series of reactions causing various changes. Explain the first?
The pyruvate is oxidised by removing hydrogen, which is accepted by NAD to form reduced NAD. To be used later to produce ATP.
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Explain the second of these changes?
The 2-carbon acetyl group combines with coenzyme A (CoA) producing a compound called acetylcoenzyme A.
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Explain the third of these changes?
A CO2 molecule is formed from each pyruvate.
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Give the overall equation?
Pyruvate + NAD + CoA --> acetyl CoA + reduced NAD + CO2
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The pyruvate molecules produced in the cytoplasm are transported to?

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