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When I run, my cells go through cellular respiration to produce water, carbon dioxide, and energy. Here's how!
C6H1206 + 6 O2 --> 6 CO2 + 6 H20
As I begin to run, the first step that my cells go through is glycolysis, which takes place in the cytoplasm. During this process, glucose is broken down, while producing 2 ATPs, 2 pyruvate. Next, the pyruvic acid goes through pyruvic oxidation to be converted into acetyl CoA .
Inner Mitocondria Membrane
Secondly, the acetyl CoA is used as the reactant in the Krebs or Citric Acid Cycle with the help of coenzyme A. During this cycle, which takes place in the mitochondrial matrix, oxygen is present to produce CO2, NADH, FADH2 (from FADH), and 2 ATP (from ADP)s.
Next, ATP synthase takes place. This process uses NADH or FADH2 and transfer them to O2 to make H2O. The proton gradient from the pumping drives ATP synthase to produce ATP from ADP.
Finally, hydrogen (H+) protons are moved through the Electron Transport Chain. These protons are moved from the mitochondria matrix to the inter membrane space. This process produces 34 ATPs, carbon dioxide and water as the final products.
With all of this ATP that i can produce through cellular respiration I'll be all set for the rest of the game! As long as I've got oxygen for the aerobic pathway. Thanks for following me on this process!
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