4 Answered Questions for the topic Glucose
Why is GTP, not ATP, produced in Gluconeogenesis & TCA Cycle?
In both gluconeogenesis and the TCA cycle, there is a point in each that GTP is produced instead of the usual ATP. My question is why GTP and not ATP for these 2 specific steps?
Why would lactate be high in diabetics?
Why are lactate level high in diabetes? For example, type II diabetes are resistant to insulin. If those patients are insulin resistant their gluconeogenesis should be working at a high rate and,... more
What is the purpose of gluconeogenesis?
The gluconeogenesis pathway seems quite pointless to me. I don't understand why an organism would want to spend energy to create a molecule that can then be metabolized again for less energy? The... more