How does glucose converts pyruvate?

Glucose is converted into pyruvate; in gluconeogenesis, pyruvate is converted into glucose. However, gluconeogenesis is not a reversal of glycolysis. Several reactions must differ because the equilibrium of glycolysis lies far on the side of pyruvate formation. The glycolysis pathway occurs in the cytoplasm outside the mitochondria and requires no oxygen. During glycolysis, glucose is broken down into pyruvate.

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