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Medical Term:

glycine-succinate cycle


a series of metabolic steps in which glycine is condensed with succinyl-CoA and is then oxidized to CO2 and H2O with regeneration of the succinyl-CoA; important in the synthesis of ?-aminolevulinic acid and in the metabolism of red blood cells.

Synonym(s): Shemin cycle

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