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Question 1:
What is the chemical name of Pyruvic acid (IUPAC)
Tetramethylammonium pentafluoridoxenonate
2-oxopropanoic acid

Question 2:
What is Pyruvic acid also known as?
u03B1-ketopropionic acid; acetylformic acid; pyroracemic acid; Pyr
2-Ketovaleric acid
formic anammonide

Question 3: It is also a ________, as well as being the simplest alpha-keto acid.

Question 4: In ________, phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) is converted to pyruvate by pyruvate kinase.
Carbohydrate metabolismMetabolismGluconeogenesisGlycolysis

Question 5: Pyruvate is an important chemical compound in ________.
ProteinMetabolismAmino acidBiochemistry

Question 6:
Which of these is a Pyruvic acid product?

Question 7: The pyruvic acid derivative bromopyruvic acid is being studied for potential cancer treatment applications by researchers at ________ in ways that would support the Warburg hypothesis on the cause(s) of cancer.
Carnegie Mellon UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityStanford UniversityFlorida State University

Question 8: One molecule of ________ breaks down into two molecules of pyruvate, which are then used to provide further energy, in one of two ways.

Question 9: Pyruvate is converted into acetyl-coenzyme A, which is the main input for a series of reactions known as the ________.
MetabolismBiochemistryGlycolysisCitric acid cycle

Question 10: Pyruvate can be converted into carbohydrates via gluconeogenesis, to fatty acids or energy through acetyl-CoA, to the ________ alanine and to ethanol.
L-DOPAAmino acidMetabolismAmino acid synthesis

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