Pyruvate Dehydrogenase

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Title: Pyruvate Dehydrogenase
Description: Three-dimensional structure of the metabolic enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH). PDH turns pyruvate, which comes from sugar, into acetyl CoA. This is an important step in creating energy for the cell. An outer structure of E1 subunits (purple) surround a core of E2 subunits (green). One unit of catalytically active portions of PDH are shown in red, green, and yellow.

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Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Normal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Creator: Donald Bliss (NLM), Sriram Subramaniam
Date Created: November 2002
Date Added: December 3, 2015
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.