Figure 16.8. Catalytic Mechanism of Glyceraldehyde 3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase.

Figure 16.8Catalytic Mechanism of Glyceraldehyde 3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase

The reaction proceeds through a thioester intermediate, which allows the oxidation of glyceraldehyde to be coupled to the phosphorylation of 3-phosphoglycerate.

From: Section 16.1, Glycolysis Is an Energy-Conversion Pathway in Many Organisms

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Biochemistry. 5th edition.
Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L.
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