A type of amino acid
which breaks down into an intermediate of the citric acid cycle
, then converts into the sugar glucose
, as a means of entering the normal process of carbohydrate metabolism
in the body. Glycine
, and ornithine
are examples of glucogenic amino acids.
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.