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Subject: Why is GTP formed first?- Krebs Cycle

Date: Mon Dec 12 07:20:56 2005
Posted by Gaurishankar
Grade level: 10-12 School: Methodist ACS High School Ipoh
City: Ipoh State/Province: Perak Country: Malaysia
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 1134397256.Bc

Hey i have another question. You see in the Krebs cycle there is one part of it
where GTP is produced. This part of the Krebs cycle is the part where alpha
ketoglurate is converted to succinate. Now my question is, why is GTP formed and
then converted to ATP? Why not straight away it form ATP? It is only at this
part of the cycle where ATP is not formed first but instead GTP is formed and
converted to ATP.

Re: Why is GTP formed first?- Krebs Cycle

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