Standard Article

Glycolytic Pathway

  1. Edwin T Harper,
  2. Robert A Harris

Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003883



How to Cite

Harper, E. T. and Harris, R. A. 2005. Glycolytic Pathway. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

This is not the most recent version of the article. View current version (14 APR 2015)


All cells use the glycolytic pathway to obtain energy in the form of ATP. The oxidative splitting of glucose is an evolutionarily ancient means of generating high-energy phosphate compounds.


  • glycolysis;
  • fermentation;
  • glucose;
  • ATP;
  • oxidation