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Medical Term:

Rapoport-Luebering shunt

Pronunciation: rap'o-port lu'ber-ing

Definition: part of the glycolytic pathway characteristic of human erythrocytes in which 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate (2,3-P2Gri) is formed as an intermediate between 1,3-bisphosphoglycerate and 3-phosphoglycerate; 2,3-P2Gri is an important regulator of the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen.

[S. M. Rapoport, J. Luebering]

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