Definition of glycolysis in English:



mass nounBiochemistry
  • The breakdown of glucose by enzymes, releasing energy and pyruvic acid.

    • ‘Many of these proteins are enzymes that participate in glycolysis and alcoholic fermentation or in other aspects of carbohydrate metabolism.’
    • ‘Enzymes primarily involved in glycolysis and in the Krebs cycle showed only a small rise in activity (PFP, PFK and malate dehydrogenase).’
    • ‘There is clear evidence of metabolite channeling in the urea cycle, the citrate cycle, glycolysis, and other metabolic pathways.’
    • ‘The cells depend on glycolysis for their main energy requirements and also require supplementation with uridine and pyruvate for growth.’
    • ‘The oxidation of one molecule of glucose via glycolysis and cell respiration releases enough energy to form 38 ATP molecules.’