A Comparison of the Numbers of Oxidative Decaboxylation Reactions within Two TCA Complete Cycles
The chemical reaction of oxygenative decarboxylation involves the removal and simultaneous oxidation of a molecular carboxyl group. It’s an important reaction within the tricarboxylic Acid (TCA), commonly referred to by the Krebs cycle. This cycle is the principal metabolic pathway for aerobic respiration. This cycle consists of two TCA cycles that each contain eight oxidative and decarboxylation reaction. TCA cycles consist of four main reactions: the conversion of citrate into oxaloacetate; the decarboxylation oxaloacetate in order to make phosphoenolpyruvate; the decarboxylation pyruvate in order to create acetyl–CoA and the oxidation isocitrate so that it forms a-ketoglutarate. The fourth and final reactions are the following: succinyl -CoA formation from a-ketoglutarate; succinate form succinyl -CoA formation; oxidation fumarate to make malate; and oxidation malate to create oxaloacetate. The TCA cycle includes eight cycles of oxidative degradation. Cont….