Q: About Red Blood Cell Bioenergetics


Which of the following metabolic pathways is the main source of energy for Red Blood Cells in anorexic patients?


a)     Anaerobic glycolysis


b)     Aerobic Glycolysis


c)      Beta-oxidation


d)     Ketolysis


e)     Pentose phosphate cycle.




One thought on “Q: About Red Blood Cell Bioenergetics

  1. A) Anaerobic glycolysis. RBCs do not contain Mitochondria. The pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) is not for energy but for production of NADPH+ (reducing agent) and ribose 5 phosphate (for synthesis of nucleic acids and nucleotides)

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