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What is Gluconeogenesis?


What is Gluconeogenesis?

Gluconeogenesis (GNG) is a metabolic pathway that results in the generation of glucose from certain non-carbohydrate carbon substrates. From breakdown of proteins, these substrates include glucogenic amino acids (although not ketogenic amino acids); from breakdown of lipids (such as triglycerides), they include glycerol, odd-chain fatty acids (although not even-chain fatty acids); and from other steps in metabolism they include pyruvate and lactate (see: Wikipedia).

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