Malic Acid

 

Reaction 10: Oxidation

This is the final reaction in the citric acid cycle. The reaction is the oxidation of an alcohol to a ketone to make oxaloacetic acid. The coenzyme NAD+ causes the transfer of two hydrogens and 2 electrons to NADH + H+. This is a final entry point into the electron transport chain.

This reaction is catalyzed by malate dehydrogenase.

Oxaloacetic Acid

Color Codes
C

H

N

O

P

S

Cl

F

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Oxidize -OH to a ketone
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