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Comparing Efficiency of Glucose Oxidation

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Compare the relative efficiencies (in ATP's per mole of glucose oxidized) of glucose oxidation via glycolysis + the citric acid cycle vs. glucose oxidation via the pentose phosphate pathway + gluconeogenesis. Assume that NADH and NADPH are each energetically equivalent to three ATP's.

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OXIDATIVE EFFICIENCY FOR GLYCOLYSIS/TCA VS. PENTOSE PHOSPHATE PATHWAY/GLUCONEOGENESIS

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Compare the relative efficiencies (in ATPs per mole of glucose oxidized) of glucose oxidation via glycolysis + the citric acid cycle vs. glucose oxidation via the pentose phosphate pathway + gluconeogenesis. Assume that NADH and NADPH are each energetically equivalent to three ...

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This solution compares the efficiency of glucose oxidation in glycolysis and the citric acid cycle with the pentose phosphate pathway and gluconeogenesis. All the processes are explained and also a ATP's per mole of glucose oxidized is provided.

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