pentose phosphate pathway

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pentose phosphate pathway

n
(Biochemistry) a sequence of metabolic reactions by which NADPH is synthesized, together with ribose phosphate, part of the synthesis of nucleic acids
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The decreased intracellular G6PDG activity in patients of ALL in first attack and recurrence led to little output of products of pentose phosphate cycle and inhibited many reactions of macromolecular synthesis.
The photosynthetic reductive pentose phosphate cycle ("dark reactions" involving [CO.