Flashcards in Lecture 11: Citric Acid Cycle Deck (3)
What does the citric acid cycle do?
- completely oxidize the 2-C acetyl group to 2 CO2 with dehydrogenases (removes a hydrogen)
- Along the way you generate 3 NADH, 1 FADH2 (reduced electron carriers), and 1 GTP=ATP
How is FAD?H different from NADH
- FADH is different from NADH based on its redox potential.
- FADH2 is more positive, so electrons flow in that direction from FAD