Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Wallace, J. C. and Barritt, G. J. 2005. Gluconeogenesis. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
The gluconeogenic pathway, which is found in the liver and kidney, involves the synthesis of glucose from three-carbon precursors such as lactate, alanine and glycerol. The main function of gluconeogenesis is to supply glucose to tissues, such as the brain and red blood cells, that depend on glucose as their main or sole energy source.
- glucose homeostasis;
- fatty acids