Unformatted text preview: FAD The primary function of the Krebs cycle is to complete the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins (i.e. form NADH and FADH) Aerobic production of ATP occurs in the mitochondria (i.e. electron transport chain) in a process called oxidative phosphorylation Each pair of electrons passed through the electron transport chain from NADH to oxygen releases enough energy to form 2.5 ATP The total ATP production via aerobic breakdown of glucose is 32 ATP The breakdown of creatine phosphate is regulated by ADP concentration in the cytoplasm. The most important rate limiting enzyme in glycolysis is phosphofructokinase....
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- Spring '08
- Adenosine triphosphate, total ATP production, high-energy phosphate compound