Flashcards in 1: Physiology: Production of VFAs from Hexose (glucose) class notes Deck (11):
Glycolysis yields what?
reduced cofactor NADH
Acetate accounts for how much VFA production?
Propionate accounts for how much VFA production?
Butyrate accounts for how much VFA production?
What happens during fermentation?
pyruvate is reduced to lactate
What part of the production of VFAs can animals do?
they can only do fermentation of pyruvate to lactate.
microbes do all the rest (see appendix 5)
Microbes are always doing what?
making lactate and the three VFAs
What VFA can be turned into glucose?
What VFA is gluconeogenic?
What are carbs turned into?
100% of carbs turned into VFAs
25% of carbs can be turned into glucose