Figure 3-54. The structure of pyruvate dehydrogenase.

Figure 3-54The structure of pyruvate dehydrogenase

This enzyme complex catalyzes the conversion of pyruvate to acetyl CoA, as part of the pathway that oxidizes sugars to CO2 and H2O. It is an example of a large multienzyme complex in which reaction intermediates are passed directly from one enzyme to another.

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