what is pyruvate?how it function?

Asked by Satyaswarup | 17th Jun, 2015, 06:01: PM

Expert Answer:

  • The break down of glucose during glycolysis yields pyruvate.
  • The formed pyruvate is either used as an intermediate in Krebs cycle in aerobic respiration or it is converted into lactic acid in anaerobic respiration.
  • Hence, pyruvate is an intermediate and part of anabolic as well as catabolic reactions.

Answered by Hemangi Binny | 18th Jun, 2015, 09:36: AM