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The simple sugar glucose is an important molecule for animal cells — it is an energy source that can be gained from food and broken down to make ATP, a molecule which powers the cell.

The conversion of energy from glucose to ATP occurs via the processes of
Select Option glycolysis gluconeogenesiscellular respiration
, including
Select Option glycolysisgluconeogenesiscellular respiration
. However, a dietary supply of glucose is not always available, and so the cell must produce glucose from other carbon-based molecules. The production of glucose from these molecules is accomplished via the process of
Select Option glycolysisgluconeogenesiscellular respiration
.
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