krebs cycle defined in 1951 yearkrebs cycle - krebs cycle (citric acid cycle);
krebs cycle - Complex cycle of enzyme-controlled reactions by which pyruvic acid is broken down in presence of oxygen to carbon dioxide, and ATP, a source of energy, is synthesized. The cycle provides the final step in oxidation of carbohydrates, glycogen or glucose having been broken down during glycolysis to pyruvic acid. It also deals with the final phases of fat oxidation and is concerned in synthesis of some amino acids. The cycle is associated with the mitochondria, which contain the system of enzymes.
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