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Answer to Question #53165 in Biochemistry for SANJAY PAL

Question #53165
name two inhibitors of glycolysis and explain their mechanism of action?
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2-deoxyglucose (2-DG) - is an analog of glucose but due to the hydrogen replaced with hydroxyl group it can not undergo farther reactions. It plays role of competitive inhibitor in phosphoglucoisomerase reaction.
3-Bromopyruvate (3BP) - inhibitor of glycolysis at the hexokinase and lactate dehydrogenase levels. It serves as an antagonist of pyruvate and lactate.

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