Aerobic metabolism is the process of extracting energy from the carbohydrate sources such as fatty acids, amino acids. As the body breaks down glucose, a simple sugar molecule, in the first dozen steps, it produces a compound called pyruvate. When this compound enters the mitochondria, or powerhouse, of the cell, aerobic metabolism occurs in which this compound is oxidized and turned into carbon dioxide and water. Aerobic (oxygen-using) metabolism extracts energy from carbohydrate sources, fatty acids and amino acids. While glycolysis yields two moles of ATP from one mole of glucose, full oxidation of glucose by aerobic respiration produces ~30 moles of ATP.
Related Journals of Aerobic Metabolism
American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism,Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism,Cell Metabolism,Current drug metabolism.