Structural Biochemistry/Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis/Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis/Glycolysis/Glycolysis

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The glycolytic pathway has a dual role: it degrades glucose to generate ATP, and it provides building blocks for the synthesis of cellular components. The rate of conversion of glucose into pyruvate is regulated to meet these two major cellular needs. Under physiological conditions, the reactions of glycolysis are readily reversible except for those catalyzed by hexokinase, phosphoructokinase, and pyruvate kinase.