Rapoport-Leubering shunt

Ra·po·port-Leu·ber·ing shunt

(rap'ŏ-pōrt-loy'ber-ing shŭnt)
A shunt of the glycolytic pathway in which 1,3 diphosphoglycerate (1,3-DPG) is converted to 2,3-DPG. 2,3-DPG enhances the release of oxygen from hemoglobin to the tissues.