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In the glycolysis diagram, you’ll see how glucose is splitting into carbons. The word glycolysis is derived from two Greek words and means the breakdown of something sweet. Glycolysis literally means “splitting sugars” and is the process of releasing energy within sugars. Glycolysis is a series of reactions that and extract energy from glucose by splitting it into two three-carbon molecules called pyruvates. In glycolysis, glucose is converted into pyruvate in the cytoplasm. Take a look at the other glycolysis diagrams below to know more about the glucose process.
Glucose enters heterotrophic cells in two ways. One method is through secondary active transport in which the transport takes place against the glucose concentration gradient. Glycolysis is the first of the main metabolic pathways of cellular respiration to produce energy in the form of ATP. Through two distinct phases, the six-carbon ring of glucose is cleaved into two three-carbon sugars of pyruvate through a series of enzymatic reactions. In the first half of glycolysis, energy in the form of two ATP molecules is required to transform glucose into two three-carbon molecules. In the second half of glycolysis, energy is released in the form of 4 ATP molecules and 2 NADH molecules.
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