Krebs Cycle (Tricarboxylic Citric Acid Cycle)

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The citric acid cycle – also known as the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle or the Krebs Cycle is a series of chemical reactions used by all aerobic organisms to generate energy through the oxidation of aceteyl-CoA derived from carbohydrates, fats and proteins into carbon dioxide and chemical energy.

Overview

The name of this metabolic pathway is derived from citric acid that is consumed and then regenerated by a sequence of reactions to complete the cycle.

NADH generated by the TCA cycle is fed into the electron transport chain (pathway) during oxidative phosphorylation which occurs within the mitochondria of which there are about 10,000 per cell in a healthy individual.

The net result of these two closely linked pathways is the oxidation of nutrients to produce usable chemical energy in the form of ATP (adenosinetriphosphate) which is the energy molecule of all animals and most bacteria.

THe Krebs Cycle is heavily influenced by hormonal resistance between insulin and leptin. Please read Special Insights, Change Your Food Habits, Change Your Life by clicking hyperlink or in Archive link on this page.

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