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Glyoxylate Cycle

  1. Sonia Beeckmans

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001370



How to Cite

Beeckmans, S. 2001. Glyoxylate Cycle. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001


Some organisms possess enzymes that allow the net conversion of acetyl-CoA to succinate. This is accomplished by a special pathway, the glyoxylate cycle, which may be regarded as an anaplerotic (replenishing) pathway.


  • acetyl-CoA;
  • succinate;
  • glyoxysome;
  • isocitrate lyase;
  • malate synthase;
  • metabolism;
  • enzyme