TCA cycle

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • TCA — may refer to:In chemistry: * Trichloroethane, organochloride solvent * Trichloroacetic acid, chemical used to precipitate protein in serum * TCA, an abbreviation for tricyclic antidepressant, a class of anti depressant drugs * TCA, or 2,4,6… …   Wikipedia

  • TCA — (Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle) Krebs cycle, citric acid cycle, sequence of chemical reactions of utmost significance in all living aerobic organisms that use oxygen as part of cellular respiration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • TCA 回路 — ティーシーエーかいろ【TCA 回路】 〔tricarboxylic acid cycle〕 酸素呼吸の反応過程の一部。 解糖系によって生じた活性状態の酢酸がオキサロ酢酸と結合してクエン酸となり, 順次, 呼吸酵素の働きによって二酸化炭素と水とに分解され, その際, 生活活動に必要なエネルギーを発生したりしながら再びオキサロ酢酸にもどる回路。 クレブス回路。 クエン酸回路。 トリカルボン酸回路。 …   Japanese explanatory dictionaries

  • tricarboxylic acid cycle — (= TCA cycle; citric acid cycle; Krebs cycle) The central feature of oxidative metabolism. Cyclic reactions whereby acetyl CoA is oxidized to carbon dioxide providing reducing equivalents (NADH or FADH2 ) to power the electron transport chain.… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Citric acid cycle — Overview of the citric acid cycle The citric acid cycle also known as the tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA cycle), the Krebs cycle, or the Szent Györgyi Krebs cycle[1] …   Wikipedia

  • tricarboxylic acid cycle — Biochem. See Krebs cycle. [1940 45] * * * or Krebs cycle or citric acid cycle Last stage of the chemical processes by which living cells obtain energy from foodstuffs. Described by Hans Adolf Krebs in 1937, the reactions of the cycle have been… …   Universalium

  • Glyoxylate cycle — The glyoxylate cycle is a metabolic pathway occurring in plants, certain vertebrates, and several microorganisms, such as E. coli and yeast.The glyoxylate cycle allows these organisms to use fats for the synthesis of carbohydrates. This sequence… …   Wikipedia

  • Urea cycle — The urea cycle (also known as the ornithine cycle) is a cycle of biochemical reactions occurring in many animals that produces urea ((NH2)2CO) from ammonia (NH3). This cycle was the first metabolic cycle discovered (Hans Krebs and Kurt Henseleit …   Wikipedia

  • Reverse Krebs cycle — The reverse Krebs cycle (also known as the reverse tricarboxylic acid cycle, the reverse TCA cycle, or the reverse citric acid cycle) is a sequence of chemical reactions that are used by some bacteria to produce carbon compounds from carbon… …   Wikipedia

  • tricarboxylic acid cycle — (TCA) The cycle that oxidizes acetyl coenzyme A to CO2 and generates NADH and FADH2 for oxidation in the electron transport chain; the cycle also supplies carbon skeletons for biosynthesis …   Dictionary of microbiology

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