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Term:creatine biosynthetic process
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Definition:The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of creatine, N-[amino(imino)methyl]-N-methylglycine. Creatine is formed by a process beginning with amidino group transfer from L-arginine to glycine to form guanidinoacetate, followed by methyl group transfer from S-adenosyl-L-methionine to guanidinoacetate; it is then is phosphorylated to form a pool that stores high energy phosphate for the replenishment of ATP during periods of high, or fluctuating energy demand. In animals, most creatine is transported to and used in muscle.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: creatine anabolism;   creatine biosynthesis;   creatine formation;   creatine synthesis

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Symbol Object Name JBrowse Chr Start Stop Reference
G Gamt guanidinoacetate N-methyltransferase JBrowse link 7 12,314,848 12,317,998 RGD:1359081
G Gatm glycine amidinotransferase JBrowse link 3 114,711,570 114,728,155 RGD:70746

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        cellular modified amino acid metabolic process 185
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            carboxylic acid metabolic process 992
              monocarboxylic acid metabolic process 651
                monocarboxylic acid biosynthetic process 204
                  creatine biosynthetic process 2
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