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2 extra names for TCA cycle
-krebs
-citric acid
Key function of TCA:
-allow oxidation of common metabolic intermediates to CO2 and H2O;
-simultaneous capture of energy released as NADH, FAHD2, and GTP.
How is energy in NADH and FADH2 used?
By transforming it into ATP energy via oxidative phosphorylation.
Main substrate for TCA
Acetyl-CoA
Where is Acetyl-CoA derived from?
-Pyruvate
-Fatty acids
Other substrates for TCA (other than acetyl coa)
amino acids and other intermediate metabolites