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What are the 5 cofactors that are involved in the PDHC and what are their corresponding vitamins?
TPP (Thymine), Lipoic Acid (none), CoA (Pantothenic acid), FAD (Riboflavin) and NAD (niacin)
What is the overall summary of what the PDHC does?
starts with pyruvate (3 carbons) and uses 5 cofactors to oxidize carbon, reduce NAD+, release CO2(oxidative decarboxylation).

A thioester bond is formed and then acetyl CoA
What ist he purpose of the TCA cycle?
Oxidize carbon, make reduced cofactors (which then can go through electron transport chain to create a lot more ATP
Most isomerases do what
set up other chemical reactions
What are the products of TCA?
1 ATP equiv, 2 CO2, 1 FADH2, 3 NADH+H+