Glycolysis is the anaerobic catabolism of glucose.

The Fates of Pyruvic Acid

In Yeast

In Red Blood Cells and active Muscles

In Mitochondria

Aerobic Glycolysis

Curiously, some cells carry on the inefficient process of glycolysis even when oxygen is abundantly available — a process called aerobin glycolysis. Two examples:

How these cells benefit from using this inefficient process is under active study.

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6 November 2016