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10 Aerobic Processes Aerobic (oxidative) metabolism • Mitochondria - specialized compartment of cells that contain aerobic enzymes – requires O 2 for breakdown of carbs, fats and proteins Enzymes are grouped in Krebs cycle and electron transport chain (ETC) – electrons and ions combine with O 2 to from water, ATP and CO
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Unformatted text preview: 2 • Carbohydrates - aerobic breakdown – aerobic glycolysis - pyruvate (no lactate formed) – pyruvate enters mitochondria – acetyl coenzyme A enters Krebs cycle – produces electron carriers -enter ETC – total 36 ATP per glucose – predominates in daily activities -low intensity, long duration...
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