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3.7 Cell respiration Define cell respiration State that, in cell respiration, glucose in the cytoplasm is broken down by glycolysis into pyruvate, with a small yield of ATP Explain that, during anaerobic cell respiration, pyruvate can be converted in the cytoplasm into lactate, or ethanol and carbon dioxide, with no further yield of ATP Explain that, during aerobic cell respiration, pyruvate can be broken down in the mitochondrion into carbon dioxide and water with a large yield of ATP.
Syllabus Definition Cell respiration is the controlled release of energy from organic compounds in cells to form ATP Metabolize/breakdown/ “slow oxidation”
Oxidation Oxidation involves the loss of electrons from an element, whereas reduction involves the gain of electrons and that oxidation frequently involves gaining oxygen or losing hydrogen, whereas reduction frequently involves losing oxygen or gaining hydrogen. “Biology” definition of “oxidation”
cell respiration Takes place in cytoplasm (glycolysis) and the mitochondria (Krebbs and Electron Tranport Chain) Glucose is the major substrate for respiration Adenosine triphosphates (ATP) is the product and the molecule which directly fuels the majority of biological reactions.
Why cell respiration? Cells require a constant source of energy (renewed daily) to perform various tasks e.g. Metabolism, Synthesis, Active Transport, Locomotion, Cell Structure, Cell Communication, DNA/RNA Synthesis, tRNA Protein Synthesis
Types of Respiration Occurs in the absence of Oxygen (ii) Aerobic Respiration Occurs in presence of Oxygen Occurs in the cells’ cytoplasmOccurs in the cells’ mitochondria Yields small amount of ATP (2 molecules) per molecule of glucose Yields large amount of ATP (38 molecules) per molecule of glucose Does not involve fermentation Involves fermentation of pyruvate to lactate in muscles/CO2 & ethanol in plant & yeast (i) Anaerobic Respiration
Comparison between Aerobic & Anaerobic Respiration -Animals
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP): ATP is the chemical molecule which directly fuels the majority of biological reactions About ATP molecules are hydrolysed to ADP and inorganic phosphate (Pi) daily ADP is reduced back to ATP using the free energy from the oxidation of organic molecules
Anaerobic Cell Respiration anaerobic cell respiration occurs in the absence of oxygen during glycolysis glucose is broken breakdown in the cytoplasm leading to the production of pyruvate, production of small amount of energy (2 ATP molecules per molecule of glucose) in muscles, pyruvate is converted into lactic acid during lactic acid fermentation anaerobic respiration occurs in animals during intense muscular activity in yeast & plant cells, pyruvate is converted into alcohol (ethanol) & CO 2 during alcoholic fermentation no additional APT is produced during fermentation
“Three stages” of aerobic respiration Stage 1: 2 ATP Glycolysis (energy investment) 4 ATP is made, 2 is used – Stage 2 (and 3): 38 ATP Krebs Cycle (oxidation of pyruvate) Lots of energy carriers - Generation of CO 2 Oxidative Phosphorylation Generation of most ATP
Outline the process of aerobic respiration during glycolysis glucose is partially oxidized in the cytoplasm small amount ATP produced during glycolysis two pyruvate molecules are formed by glycolysis pyruvate absorbed into mitochondrion pyruvate is broken down in the mitochondrion in the presence of oxygen to produce carbon dioxide & water large amount of energy in form of ATP is produced per glucose molecule
Where Cell’s cytoplasm Why To break glucose down into pyruvate, which feeds into the Krebs Cycle To regenerate NAD, an electron carrier Stage 1: Glycolysis
Structure of a mitochondrion the electron micrograph on the left shows the structure of a mitochondrion as seen under the electron microscope draw a labelled diagram to show the structure of a mitochondrion explain the relationship between the structure of the mitochondrion and its function
Structural adaptation of mitochondrion to its function large inner surface area of cristae for respiratory complexes such as electron transport chains matrix contains DNA and ribosomes for protein (enzyme) synthesis it also contains Krebs cycle enzymes double membrane(s) isolates metabolic processes from the rest of the cytoplasm small intermembrane space between inner and outer membranes allows accumulation of protons for chemiosmosis