The process named gluconeogenesis allows cell to gain glucose from noncarbohydrate sources. However, this process should not be considered as just opposite of glycolysis. It bypasses irreversible reactions of glycolysis, but the remaining reaction happens just as opposite direction of glycolysis. Thus, it will be better to investigate only irreversible steps of gluconeogenesis.
Irreversible steps of gluconeogenesisEdit
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- Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L. Biochemistry. 5th edition. New York: W H Freeman; 2002. Chapter 16, Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis.