glycerophosphate shuttle

id: GO:0006127
name: glycerophosphate shuttle
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The process of transferring reducing equivalents from the cytosol into the mitochondria; NADH is used to synthesise glycerol 3-phosphate in the cytosol; this compound is then transported into the mitochondria where it is converted to dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) using FAD; DHAP then returns to the cytosol to complete the cycle.

Parent Functions

GO:0006839mitochondrial transport