Reaction 9:Phosphate Ester Hydrolysis;
Synthesis of ATP
This is the final reaction in glycolysis. Again one of the
phosphate groups undergoes hydrolysis to form the acid and a
phosphate ion, giving off energy. This first energy producing
reaction is coupled with the next endothermic reaction making
ATP. The phosphate is transferred directly to an ADP to make
This reaction is catalyzed by pyruvate kinase.