citric acid cycle


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citric acid cycle

citric acid cycle

n
(Biochemistry) another name for Krebs cycle

Krebs′ cy`cle


n.
the metabolic sequence of enzyme-driven reactions by which carbohydrates, proteins, and fatty acids produce carbon dioxide, water, and ATP.
[1940–45; after H. A. Krebs]

citric acid cycle

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Noun1.citric acid cycle - in all plants and animals: a series of enzymatic reactions in mitochondria involving oxidative metabolism of acetyl compounds to produce high-energy phosphate compounds that are the source of cellular energy
metabolic process, metabolism - the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
oxidative phosphorylation - an enzymatic process in cell metabolism that synthesizes ATP from ADP
Translations
Zitronensäurezyklus
クエン酸回路
citronsyracykel
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The citric acid cycle performs one of the most crucial and basic function for life to sustain itself on this planet.
Citric acid cycle intermediates as ligands for orphan G-protein-coupled receptors.
The agent attacks and deactivates two lipoate-using enzymes that are major entry points for energy and carbon into the mitochondrial citric acid cycle of the cancer cell.
Szent-Gyorgyi is famously known for discovering Vitamin C, as well as the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle.
Among the pathways most often studied are glycolysis, the citric acid cycle (tricarboxylic acid [TCA] or Krebs cycle), gluconeogenesis, the C3 (Calvin cycle) and C4 pathways of C[O.