Glycolysis Mnemonics

Alright guys,

Let us begin our long discussion on glycolysis by creating a little memory tool to remember all the enzymes involved in glycolysis. We all know that there are ten enzymes involved in this pathway and we need to know all of them for the exam. Well, here is a tool to make this process a tad bit easier. I must warn, however, that this mnemonic only aids in remembering the enzymes, you still have to fill in the details and obviously, differentiate the different enzyme names.

10 enzymes in order of reactions are:

  1. Hexokinase
  2. Phosphoglucose isomerase
  3. PFK-1
  4. aldolase
  5. Triose phosphate isomerase
  6. Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase
  7. Phosphoglycerate kinase
  8. Phosphoglycerate mutase
  9. Enolase
  10. Pyruvate kinase

Now taking the 1st letter from every enzyme we have:

  • H = Helen
  • P = Paints
  • P = Pictures
  • A = Along
  • T = The Training
  • G = Grounds
  • P = Praying
  • P = People
  • E = Enjoy
  • P = Paintings

This might not help too much but at least now you can remember the order and the names.

Next you want to remember the different sugar molecules at each point in the pathway. So you want to try something like this:

  • G = Gross
  • G = Guys
  • F = Favour
  • B = Big Boobs but
  • G = Gorgeous + D = Dreamy
  • B = Boys
  • P = Prefer
  • P = Pretty
  • P = Petite
  • P = Photogenic girls

This mnemonic is a little more complicated but it is based on the following substances:



Fructose 6-P


Glyceraldehyde 3-P + Dihydroxyacetone-P






Well that’s all for now folks. Keep looking for subsequent postings for the details of glycolysis.



2 thoughts on “Glycolysis Mnemonics

  1. adeptavie says:

    Really found this helpfull as I prefer to study using these divices 😀 thanks an great job

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