Embden-Meyerhof pathway


Embden-Meyerhof pathway
(= glycolysis; Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas pathway)
The main pathway for anerobic degradation of carbohydrate. Starch or glycogen is hydrolyzed to glucose-1-phosphate and then through a series of intermediates, yielding two ATP molecules per glucose, and producing either pyruvate (which feeds into the tricarboxylic acid cycle) or lactate.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Embden-Meyerhof pathway — Emb·den Mey·er·hof pathway em dən mī ər .hȯf , emp n GLYCOLYSIS Embden Gustav Georg (1874 1933) German physiological chemist. In 1904 Embden became director of the chemistry laboratory of the medical clinic at the Frankfurt Sachsenhausen… …   Medical dictionary

  • Embden-Meyerhof pathway — (em den mi er hof) A pathway that degrades glucose to pyruvate; the six carbon stage converts glucose to fructose 1,6 bisphosphate, and the three carbon stage produces ATP while changing glyceraldehyde 3 phosphate to pyruvate …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas pathway — Emb·den Mey·er·hof Par·nas pathway (emґden miґər hof pahrґnahs) [G.G. Embden; O.F. Meyerhof; Jakub Karol Parnas, Polish biochemist, 1884–1949] see Embden Meyerhof pathway, under pathway …   Medical dictionary

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  • Embden , Gustav George — (1874–1933) German physiologist Embden, the son of a lawyer from Hamburg, was educated at the universities of Freiburg, Munich, Berlin, and Strasbourg. From 1904 he was director of the chemical laboratory in the medical clinic of the Frankfurt… …   Scientists

  • Meyerhof , Otto Fritz — (1884–1951) German–American biochemist Meyerhof, who was born at Hannover in Germany, devoted the greater part of his academic life to the study of the biochemistry and metabolism of muscle; he shared the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine… …   Scientists

  • pathway — 1. A collection of axons establishing a conduction route for nerve impulses from one group of nerve cells to another group or to an effector organ composed of muscle or gland cells. 2. Any sequence of chemical reactions leading from one …   Medical dictionary

  • Meyerhof — Otto F., German U.S. biochemist and Nobel laureate, 1884–1951. See Embden M. pathway, Embden M. Parnas pathway, M. oxidation quotient …   Medical dictionary

  • Embden — Gustav G., German biochemist, 1874–1933. See E. ester, Robison E. ester, E. Meyerhof pathway, E. Meyerhof Parnas pathway …   Medical dictionary

  • Gustav Embden — Infobox Scientist name = PAGENAME box width = image size =150px caption = PAGENAME birth date = November 10, 1874 birth place = death date = July 25, 1933 death place = residence = |citizenship = nationality = German ethnicity = field = chemist… …   Wikipedia


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