glucogenic amino acidmedical dictionary

<biochemistry> A type of amino acid with carbon chains that can be broken down into an intermediate of the citric acid cycle such as glycogen and then converted into glucose as a means of entering the normal process of carbohydrate metabolism in the body.

Examples include: Glycine, alanine, arginine, and ornithine.

(14 Oct 1997)

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