name: malate-aspartate shuttle
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def: "The process of transferring reducing equivalents from the cytosol into the mitochondria; NADH is used to synthesise malate in the cytosol; this compound is then transported into the mitochondria where it is converted to oxaloacetate using NADH, the oxaloacetate reacts with gluamate to form aspartate, and the aspartate then returns to the cytosol to complete the cycle." [GOC:jl, GOC:mtg_electron_transport, ISBN:0716743663]
synonym: "malate aspartate shuttle" EXACT 
synonym: "malate/aspartate shuttle" EXACT 
synonym: "malate:aspartate shuttle" EXACT 
is_a: GO:1990542 ! mitochondrial transmembrane transport
relationship: part_of: GO:0022904 ! respiratory electron transport chain
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