Oxidation of Succinate by Heart Muscle


IT is widely held that the oxidation of succinate in animal tissues proceeds in the following manner:


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STERN, K., MELNICK, J. Oxidation of Succinate by Heart Muscle. Nature 144, 330 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/144330a0

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