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pentose phosphate pathway (redirected from HMP Shunt)
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pentose phosphate pathway
(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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Another function of the HMP shunt
is to produce NADPH, which is used by phagocytes to make superoxide, their weapon against invading pathogens.