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Cori Cycle

Cori Cycle

Cori cycle is the metabolic cooperation between contracting skeletal muscle and the liver to support active muscle work.

More specifically, it is the term given to the phases in metabolism of carbohydrate: glycogenolysis in the liver; passage of glucose into circulation; deposition of glucose in the muscles as glycogen; glycogenolysis during muscular activity and conversion to lactate, which is converted to glycogen in the liver. Also called the glucose-lactate cycle.

Williams, Sue Rodwell. Nutrition And Diet Therapy. 5th edition. St Louis: Times Mirror Mosby, 1985.