Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Reaction
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pyruvate a ketoglutarate
pyruvate to lactate
pyruvate kinase deficiency
pyruvate dehydrogenase complex
Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex ( PDC ) is a complex of three enzymes that converts pyruvate into acetyl-CoA by a process called pyruvate decarboxylation . Acetyl-CoA may then be used in the citric acid cycle to carry out cellular respiration , and this complex links the glycolysis metabolic pathway to the citric acid cycle . Pyruvate decarboxylation is also known as the "pyruvate dehydrogenase reaction" because it also involves the oxidation of pyruvate.