mitochondrial shunt

mitochondrial shunt

a transfer (‘shunt’) in the presence of oxygen of reduced NAD produced in the cytoplasm by GLYCOLYSIS to a MITOCHONDRION. It enters the ELECTRON TRANSPORT SYSTEM on the mitochondrial inner lining.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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