coricycle

April 28, 2007 by  
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Cori cycle (also see Energy production)

Also known as the lactic acid cycle, this describes the process whereby glucose is recycled when there is insufficient oxygen for normal glucose metabolism via the Krebs cycle. In the Cori cycle, blood glucose is converted to lactic acid, which is then converted back to glucose or glycogen.

Linda Lazarides is Course Director of the School of Modern Naturopathy and author of eight books on health, nutrition and naturopathy.

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