Glucose can be metabolised through glycolysis, the citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation to produce energy for the body in the form of ATP. Calculate the net number of ATP that can be generated from four (4) molecules of glucose in the liver. . Show all workings. b) Would the same number of ATP be produced if the four molecules of glucose were being metabolised in the muscle tissue? How many ATP would be generated? Please explain why this answer is different from you answer in a.
In case anyone is reading old questions... I think the unstated key to this question is that MUSCLES are often doing anaerobic work (glycolysis + fermentation) whereas the liver tends to be doing aerobic work (glycolysis + citric acid cycle + oxidative phosphorylation).