Formation of glycine and aminoacetone from L-threonine by rat liver mitochondria.

@article{Bird1984FormationOG,
  title={Formation of glycine and aminoacetone from L-threonine by rat liver mitochondria.},
  author={Michael I Bird and P. B. Nunn and L A Lord},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1984},
  volume={802 2},
  pages={229-36}
}
Threonine is a precursor of glycine in the rat, but the metabolic pathway involved is unclear. To elucidate this pathway, the biosynthesis of glycine, and of aminoacetone, from L-threonine were studied in rat liver mitochondrial preparations of differing integrities. In the absence of added cofactors, intact mitochondria formed glycine and aminoacetone in… CONTINUE READING