What is the major metabolic pathway for pyruvate in the pathogenesis of lactic acidosis?

Updated: Dec 08, 2020
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The major metabolic pathway for pyruvate is to acetyl coenzyme A, which then enters the citric acid cycle. In the presence of mitochondrial dysfunction, pyruvate accumulates in the cytosol and more lactate is produced.

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