So in my previous post, I gave a general idea of what Fermentation was. In this post, I intend to go a bit further. Glucose is firstly split into two molecules of pyruvate. This process generates two molecules of NADH and four molecules of ATP. There is a net gain of two ATP molecules because two were initially used up. Glycolysis causes the reduction of two molecules of NAD+ to NADH. Then, 2 ADP are converted to 2 ATP and 2 water molecules through substrate level phosphorylation.
Photo source: http://www.uic.edu/classes/bios/bios100/lectures/09_25b_fermentation-L.jpg
This week was generally a good one for me since there were no tutorials or quizzes. The work load is intense so from now I have to be on top of my game. In terms of overcoming my challenges… doing assignments and studying some time in ADVANCE would really help me. My name is Sarah and I am a procrastinator… *sigh* :S