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The Embden-Meyerhof Sequence

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Outline the Embden-Meyerhof sequence and discuss the mechanism for regulating this pathway.

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The Embden-Meyerhof sequence is a biochemical pathway that is used in the generation of ATP. The solution discusses this pathway and outlines the common known mechanisms for regulating this pathway.

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The Embden-Meyerhoff pathway is the most common and well-known variant of glycolysis. It is a series of enzymatic reactions in the anaerobic conversion of glucose to lactic acid, resulting in energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The overall reaction of glycolysis is: Glucose + 2 NAD+ + 2 ADP + 2 Pi ---> 2 NADH + 2 Pyr + 2 ATP + 2 H2O + 2 H+. So for simple fermentations, the metabolism of 1 molecule of glucose has a net yield ...

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