Presentation on theme: "Chemical Pathways Cellular Respiration (aerobic) – process that releases energy by breaking down glucose and other food molecules; O 2 is required "— Presentation transcript:
Chemical Pathways Cellular Respiration (aerobic) – process that releases energy by breaking down glucose and other food molecules; O 2 is required 6O 2 + C 6 H 12 O 6 6CO 2 + 6H 2 O + ATP 3 Major sets of reactions – glycolysis, Krebs Cycle, electron transport chain electron transport chain Fermentation (anaerobic) – process that releases energy from food without O2 – Fig. 9-4 2 Major sets of reactions – glycolysis, fermentation NADH – an electron carrier molecule
Glycolysis – breakdown of glucose to produce: 2 pyruvic acid, 2 NADH, **net gain of 2 ATP produce: 2 pyruvic acid, 2 NADH, **net gain of 2 ATP
Fermentation – conversion of pyruvic acid to some end product ** no ATP produced ** no ATP produced
Lactic acid fermenation – end product is lactic acid (ex. Animal cells, lactic acid bacteria)
Alcoholic fermentation – end products are ethanol & CO2 (ex. Bacteria & yeast)
**For each molecule of glucose only 2 ATP are produced during anaerobic respiration.**
Glycolysis – exact same steps as in anerobic respiration; takes place in the cytoplasm; At the end of glycolysis approximately 90% of the energy is still stored in pyruvic acid molecules These two pyruvic acid molecules will enter the Krebs Cycle (citric acid cycle)
Krebs cycle (citric acid cycle) – the two pyruvic acids molecules that are products of glycolysis are broken down in a series of energy- extracting reactions Takes place in the matrix of the mitochondria
Krebs cycle (con’t) 1. Citric Acid Production – pyruvic acid is completely oxidized to produce: a. 2 NADH b. 2 CO 2 c. 2 Citric Acid molecules
Krebs cycle (con’t) 2. Energy extraction – series of chemical reactions (cycle) to produce (for each pyruvic acid) a. 1 ATP (2 ATP total) b. 3 NADH (6 NADH total) c. 1 FADH (2 FADH total) d. 2 CO 2 (4 CO 2 total) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAjUsiZWywk&feature =related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAjUsiZWywk&feature =related
Electron Transport Chain – uses the high energy electrons from glycolysis and the Krebs cycle to synthesize ATP from ADP and Pi MOST of the energy produced from the breakdown of glucose occurs here (32/34 ATP molecules) O 2 is the final electron acceptor
The body uses ATP from 3 basic sources; ATP stored in muscle cells, and ATP produced by aerobic & anaerobic respiration The ATP stored in muscle cells only lasts for the first few seconds of activity.
ATP produced by anaerobic respiration is used up in about 90 seconds. Oxygen debt is the amount of O 2 required to convert lactic acid to glucose. Aerobic respiration produces the ATP to sustain activities that go on longer. That is why athletes must pace themselves.