Figure 16.10. Diverse Fates of Pyruvate.

Figure 16.10Diverse Fates of Pyruvate

Ethanol and lactate can be formed by reactions involving NADH. Alternatively, a two-carbon unit from pyruvate can be coupled to coenzyme A (see Section 17.1.1) to form acetyl CoA.

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.
New York: W H Freeman; 2002.
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