4-aminobutyrate pathway

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4-·a·mi·no·bu·ty·rate path·way

the pathway that ultimately converts 4-aminobutyrate to succinate; succinate is then converted to α-ketoglutarate, in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, which is then acted on by glutamate dehydrogenase; glutamate is then decarboxylated to reform 4-aminobutyrate; an important pathway for those cells that make this neuroactive molecule.
Synonym(s): GABA pathway
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