What is glycolysis? What is produced? How does this affect RBC? What are the 2 different kinds?
- Initial reactions for compelte oxidation of glucose to O2 and H2O
- Glycolytic enzymes in cytoplasm
- Substrate level phosphorylation yeilds minor amount of ATP
- RBC don't have mitochondria therefore this is important
- Endpoints depend on available O2
- Aerobic: pyruvate goes to mitochondira for complete oxidation
- Anaerobic: lactate is formed