Is there any other source of hydrogen ions and lactate production in a cell apart from glycolysis?

Hi all,

I was wondering if you know of any other source of hydrogen ions and lactate production in a cell APART from glycolysis? Is it produced by normal cellular processes?

According to my understanding, H+ and lactate are produced under hypoxic conditions. Glucose is broken down into lactic acid with then dissociates into lactate and H+.

Thanks!

Authored By Gemma Loach on Friday 19th October 2012

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Naz
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Medical Student
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Posted almost 7 years ago

Hi Gemma,

Anaerobic metabolism (in hypoxia) results in excess lactate production (not lactic acid); important distinction as lactate dehydrogenase converts pyruvate to lactate - the excretion of lactate in the bloodstream is accompanied by the

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