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Capacity Factor of Cell Power

  1. Aug 1, 2017 #1
    Hello. I'm in the process of teaching myself cell bio and I'm curious to find a good source with actual rates of glycolysis in cells. In a nutshell, I'm wondering what the maximum rate of ATP production within the cell is (assuming a normal yet constant extracellular concentration of glucose) and how this compares to the average needs of the cell (normal rate of energy production/use). This would be like asking for the capacity factor of a power plant. I realize this probably varies by cell type and there appears to be both passive and active glucose uptake (not that this is necessarily the rate-limiting process), but any explanation or directions to a solid source would be greatly appreciated. Also, I'm trying to get a good idea of the the order of magnitude and how it changes during the cell cycle.
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