Glycolysis vs Gluconeogenesis

glycolysis  vs  gluconeogenesis

Your body system goes to work to repair and replace tired body tissues while you’re dead asleep. Your mind does not go to sleep, never has a vacation, and doesn’t take a break during the day and night. Thanks to the presence of Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis which perform allosteric and hormonal regulation in the body.  What are the functions of these two regulatory systems in the body?

Glycolysis is the sequence of ten step chain reaction which converts glucose into energy the body needs to function efficiently. Glycolysis passageway requires no oxygen component in the case of aerobic and anaerobic activities.

  Glycolysis Gluconeogenesis
What it is Process of breaking down glucose and carbohydrates thru oxidation to release energy or other  anabolic reaction Way of breaking down ,fusion of polysaccharides and sugars
Origin Greek ‘glyk’ sweet and ‘lysis’ for dissolution Discovered and coined by Hans and Eduard Buckner in 1897
Where it happens Muscles and tissues Liver and some portions of the kidney
Pathway Catabolic Anabolic

Nothing beats the feeling of cranked up music volume in a spinning class as 10, 15 psyched up participants urge each other up the hill and beyond the pain, feeding off each other’s energy in the gym.  Everyone is near the limit of endurance but no one is willing to be the first one to crack.

Your heart is racing, liver and kidney doing summersaults as seven reactions in the Gluconeogenesis passageway take place in the opposite chain reaction to Glycolysis.  When you’re done with the exercise, your body is in tip top shape.  You can make time today, to allow your body regulatory system work well through exercise.


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