Lesson on the Glycerol Phosphate (aka Glycerol-3-Phosphate) Shuttle. NADH produced from glycolysis is unable to enter into the mitochondria because the mitochondrial inner membrane is impermeable and highly selective. Therefore, the cell has to “smuggle” in the protons and electrons from the cytosolic NADH into the electron transport chain, and the cell does this by using the glycerol-phosphate shuttle system.
Hey everyone. In this lesson you will be introduced to the glycerol-phosphate shuttle system. We will discuss in detail why we require this shuttle system, how it operates and how much ATP is generated in the process.
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