Theoretical maximum yield of ATP on complete oxidation of 1 mol of:

Range Glucose: 26 mol of ATP: glycerol 15 mol of ATP: acetate 7 mol of ATP
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Kaleta C, Schäuble S, Rinas U, Schuster S. Metabolic costs of amino acid and protein production in Escherichia coli. Biotechnol J. 2013 Sep8(9):1105-14. doi: 10.1002/biot.201200267. p.1107 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID23744758
Method "Yields were computed by determining, for each amino acid, the amount of carbon source that is required to produce the precursors of these amino acids (Supporting information, Table S2). In the case that the biosynthetic pathway consumes ATP, it was assumed that ATP is balanced by oxidizing the respective quantities of carbon source. If ATP is produced, it was assumed that the energy is dissipated or utilized through other means (e.g., protein synthesis) and thus does not affect yield."
Comments "In E. coli, complete oxidation of 1 mol of glucose leads to a theoretical maximum yield of 26 mol of ATP, 1 mol of glycerol yields a maximum of 15 mol of ATP and 1 mol of acetate yields a maximum of 7 mol of ATP."
Entered by Uri M
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