Citric Acid (Kreb Cycle or TCA Cycle)
- 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).
- Location: Mitochondrial matrix
- Importance of TCA cycle:
- TCA cycle is amphibolic in nature.
- Take part in gluconeogenesis, transamination and deamination.
- TCA take part in fatty acid synthesis.