OBO ID: GO:0006127
Term Name: glycerophosphate shuttle Search Ontology:
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Definition: The process of transferring reducing equivalents from the cytosol into the mitochondria; NADH is used to synthesise glycerol 3-phosphate in the cytosol; this compound is then transported into the mitochondria where it is converted to dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) using FAD; DHAP then returns to the cytosol to complete the cycle. (2)
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  • MetaCyc:PWY-6118
Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
PHENOTYPE No data available