Definition of glycolysis in English:

glycolysis

Line breaks: gly|coly¦sis
Pronunciation: /glʌɪˈkɒlɪsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
The breakdown of glucose by enzymes, releasing energy and pyruvic acid.
More example sentences
  • Enzymes primarily involved in glycolysis and in the Krebs cycle showed only a small rise in activity (PFP, PFK and malate dehydrogenase).
  • The oxidation of one molecule of glucose via glycolysis and cell respiration releases enough energy to form 38 ATP molecules.
  • There is clear evidence of metabolite channeling in the urea cycle, the citrate cycle, glycolysis, and other metabolic pathways.

Derivatives

glycolytic

Pronunciation: /ˌglʌɪkəˈlɪtɪk/
adjective
More example sentences
  • In addition, phosphatases specific for the phosphorylated forms of the glycolytic enzymes increase in activity under the influence of insulin.
  • The changes in the enzymatic activity of glycolytic enzymes when they form complexes were shown experimentally.
  • However, the activity of hexokinase in muscle is so high that any free glucose is immediately phosphorylated and enters the glycolytic pathway.

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