Macromolecules that are metabolized to make ATP by oxidative phosphorylation

A variety of macromolecules can be used by cells to produce ATP via oxidative phosphorylation. These include

Whatever the sourse of energy, the macromolecules must be metabolized into molecules that can enter the Krebs cycle since is is principally in the Krebs cycle where high energy electrons are transfered to NADH or FADH2 and then the electrons are transfered to the electron transport chain.

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