Cellular Respiration Process

Decent Essays
Cellular Respiration is the combination of metabolic cells and processes that occur within the organisms cells. This process coverts biochemical energy into ATP and results in the removal of waste products. There are four main steps of Cellular Respiration. Glycolysis, Transport Reaction, Citric Acid Cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation. These processes and or steps involved in cellular respiration are known as catabolic reactions. These reactions are important because they are what cause the larger molecules to break down into smaller molecules releasing energy that is necessary in order to carry out the rest of the process. The overall goal of cellular respiration is to make ATP from the food that we consume. The Ending step of cellular respiration that is responsible for this is Oxidative…show more content…
The interference in Oxidative Phosphorylation is know as ‘uncoupling’. DNP causes protons to be pumped across the gradient interfering with the pathway of hydrogen in the final energy production. This completely interferes with the process of creating ATP because the leak of protons is increasing. When this happens, Potential energy is transformed into heat instead of ATP (Grundlingh et al. 2011). When the process of creating ATP fails, the body must compensate in other ways. To fulfill this, metabolism increases and speeds up to create energy needed. By doing this, fat and carbohydrates are broken down and being converted to energy. As this happens, more fat is being burned and more heat is being produced and causes weight loss due to the heat being more abundant (Cotton 2015). Throughout this ‘uncoupled’ inference, Hypothermia is the result. Hypothermia is when the body is over heated and reaches an unsubstantial temperature. This is known as the failure of Thermoregulatory homeostasis. DNP is creating too much heat causing this reaction (Grundlingh et al.
Get Access