Glycolysis & Gluconeogenesis


Glycolysis & Gluconeogenesis

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 73%
Ease of Revision 8.1 / 10

If you are comfortable in the metabolism part of Biochemistry, this chapter should be a cakewalk.

Question Pattern

The questions are more mainstream.

Focus on

  • Rate limiting steps
  • Any shuttles
  • ATP yield

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Enzyme activated by a decrease in insulin: glucagon ratio is
  • Transport of ammonia in blood (Cahill and Cori cycle)
  • Fructose 2, 6 bisphosphate – Overview
  • Characteristics of Hexokinase and Glucokinase
  • Irreversible enzymes in gluconeogenesis pathway
  • Metabolic processes in Fasting stage and fed stage
  • Rate determining enzymes and their key regulators
  • Substrates for gluconeogenesis
  • Malate shuttle – Overview

Suggested Revision

  • ATP yield – Overview
  • Sites of various pathways in cell
  • Pyruvate metabolism
  • Inhibitors of glycolytic enzymes
  • Inhibitors of metabolic pathways
  • Glucose transporters and their locations

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