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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Glucose 6 phosphate which is increased because of deficiency of the enzyme inhibits hexokinase enzyme which transforms glucose to glucose 6 phosphate with negative feedback and thus the glycolysis and hexose monophosphate pathway is supressed.
Hepatic hexokinase (HK) is the first enzyme in glycolysis, glycogen synthesis, and hexose monophosphate pathway.