What is the citric acid cycle?
It is used by all aerobic organisms to mainly generate energy by the oxidation of acetate into carbon dioxide (
It is a self-regenerating cycle that involves 10 steps catalyzed by 8 enzymes. It starts with Citrate and ends with Oxaloacetate that is converted into Citrate again through reacting it with Acetyl-CoA
A quick overview of the cycle can be seen
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Citric Acid Cycle