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Citric Acid (Kreb Cycle or TCA Cycle)

  1. Definition: It is a series of enzymatically catalyzed reactions that form a common pathway for final oxidation of all metabolic fuels (carbohydrate, free fatty acids, ketone bodies & amino acids). 
  2. Location: Mitochondrial matrix

  1. Importance of TCA cycle:                 
    1. TCA cycle is amphibolic in nature.
    2. Take part in gluconeogenesis, transamination and deamination.
    3. TCA take part in fatty acid synthesis.

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