anaplerosis

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an·a·ple·ro·sis

(an'ă-pler-ō'sis),
The process of replenishment of depleted metabolic cycle or pathway intermediates; most commonly referring to the tricarboxylic acid cycle.
[G. filling up, fr. ana-, up, + plerosis, filling, fr. pleroō, to fill]

anaplerosis

An obsolete term for:
(1) Any type of anaplastic surgery (see there) in which tissue is transplanted into the operative site to normalise the region’s contour;
(2) A near-extinct term for any form of repair, surgical, metabolic or pharmacologic repair or restitution of a damaged or defective body structure or function;
(3) Citric acid cycle.
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Experimental observation suggests that both anaplerotic reactions and glyoxalate cycle play an important role for the production of tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle derived amino acids (aspartate which is a precursor of lysine and glutamate families) (Petersen, et al.
However, quantification of anaplerotic reactions and glyoxylate shunt on the growth of C.
Anaplerotic reactions are responsible to maintain TCA pools which are utilized for lysine biosynthesis.
glutamicum to study the fluxes of the anaplerotic reactions while the organism grows on mixed substrates of glucose and lactate.