Shemin cycle -->
glycine-succinate cycle
medical dictionary

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

Synonyms: Shemin cycle.

(05 Mar 2000)