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Which one of the following reactions is an example of oxidative Decarboxylation?

a)

Conversion of succinate to fumarate

b)

Conversion of fumarate to malate

c)

Conversion of pyruvate to acetyl Co-A

d)

Conversion of citrate to isocitrate


Question ID - 4964 | Toppr Answer

Which one of the following reactions is an example of oxidative Decarboxylation?

a)

Conversion of succinate to fumarate

b)

Conversion of fumarate to malate

c)

Conversion of pyruvate to acetyl Co-A

d)

Conversion of citrate to isocitrate

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Answer Key : (c) -

(c)

The pyruvic acid formed during glycolysis enters to mitochondria where oxidative Decarboxylation takes place and acetyl Co-A is formed. It occurs in presence of NAD+, pyruvic acid Dehydrogenase complex and coenzyme-A. pyruvic acid + NAD+     Acetyl Co-A + NADH + H+ + C  



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