- 1 What happens in pyruvate oxidation?
- 2 What is the name of the process that converts pyruvate to acetyl CoA?
- 3 Why does pyruvate become acetyl CoA?
- 4 Is pyruvate oxidized or reduced?
- 5 Why does pyruvate oxidation occur?
- 6 Where is pyruvate converted to acetyl coenzyme A?
- 7 When a single pyruvate is converted to acetyl CoA during pyruvate oxidation The other products of the reaction are?
- 8 How is pyruvate converted to acetyl CoA chegg?
- 9 Is pyruvate to acetyl CoA anaerobic?
- 10 When pyruvate is converted to acetyl CoA What happens to the detached carbon?
What happens in pyruvate oxidation?
In the presence of oxygen, pyruvate is transformed into an acetyl group attached to a carrier molecule of coenzyme A. The resulting acetyl CoA can enter several pathways, but most often, the acetyl group is delivered to the citric acid cycle for further catabolism.