a series of metabolic steps in which glycine is condensed with succinyl-CoA and is then oxidized to CO2 and H2O with regeneration of the succinyl-CoA; important in the synthesis of δ-aminolevulinic acid and in the metabolism of red blood cells.
Synonym(s): Shemin cycle
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Shemin,David, U.S. biochemist, 1911–.
Shemin cycle - Synonym(s): glycine-succinate cycle
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