1. A phosphate from the hydrolysis
of a molecule of ATP is added to glucose, a 6-carbon sugar, to form glucose
2. The glucose 6-phosphate molecule is rearranged into an isomer called fructose 6-phosphate.
3. A second phosphate provided by the hydrolysis of a second molecule of ATP is added to the fructose 6-phosphate to form fructose 1,6-diphosphate.
4. The 6-carbon fructose 1,6-biphosphate is split into two molecules of glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, a 3-carbon molecule.