Understanding the Tricarboxylic Acid (TCA) Cycle

Krebs’s Cycle, also known as the Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle (TCA Cycle), accounts for more than two thirds of the energy (Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP) generated from fuel oxidation. Oxidation (removal of electrons) of fatty acids, glucose, amino acids, acetate, and ketone bodies all generate Acetyl Coenzyme A (acetyl CoA). Acetyl CoA enters the TCA Cycle inside …