Definition of Krebs cycle

1. Noun. In all plants and animals: a series of enzymatic reactions in mitochondria involving oxidative metabolism of acetyl compounds to produce high-energy phosphate compounds that are the source of cellular energy.

Definition of Krebs cycle

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A series of enzymatic reactions that occurs in all aerobic organisms; it involves the oxidative metabolism of acetyl units, and serves as the main source of cellular energy. ¹

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Medical Definition of Krebs cycle

1. Tricarboxylic acid cycle or citric acid cycle. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Krebs Cycle

Krause's method
Krause's respiratory bundle
Krause's valve
Krause-Wolfe graft
Krause graft
Krav Maga
Krebs-Henseleit cycle
Krebs-Kornberg cycle
Krebs-Ringer solution
Krebs citric acid cycle
Krebs cycle
Kretschmann's space
Kreysig's sign
Krigia bulbosa
Krigia dandelion

Literary usage of Krebs cycle

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"namely, inhibition of oxidation of glucose and krebs cycle metabolites and a resulting change in Na+ and K+ balance — do in fact result from hyperbaric ..."

2. Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachersby Rick Wormeli by Rick Wormeli (2003)
"... krebs cycle while looking at the exit sign of that room, the information will be triggered by that sign when she looks at it the next day while taking ..."

3. Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders by Jurriaan Plesman (1986)
"Figure II,6 represents a simplified picture of how glucose is broken down to first "pyruvate" and then "acetyl-CoA" before it enters the krebs cycle to ..."

4. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"... energy-generating enzymes involved in mitochondrial electron transport, gly- colysis, and the krebs cycle, 'NO can adversely affect cellular metabolism. ..."

5. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Aerobic metabolism depends on iron because of its role in the functional groups of most of the enzymes of the krebs cycle, as an electron carrier in cyto- ..."

6. Air Quality Criteria for Oxides of Nitrogenby Dennis J. Kotchmar by Dennis J. Kotchmar (1996)
"Citric acid (Krebs) cycle: A major biochemical pathway in cells, involving terminal oxidation of fatty acids and carbohydrates. It yields a major portion of ..."

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