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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For example, upregulation of the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) leads to generation of the ROS-quenching antioxidant glutathione.
Because it is the first NADPH-generating enzyme in the pentose phosphate pathway (WAKAO et al.
When no methylene blue is added, methemoglobin persists; but, incubation of the samples with methylene blue allows stimulation of the pentose phosphate pathway in subjects with normal G6PD levels.
Parallel to energy production, the conversion of fatty acids into carbohydrates has other functions such as the production of structural polysaccharides and nucleotides through the pentose phosphate pathway (Nelson & Cox, 2009).
Glucose is also used by pentose phosphate pathway to produce nucleic acids and NADPH.
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3 Glucose-6phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) catalyzes the rate-determining step in the pentose phosphate pathway and produces NADPH to fuel glutathione recycling.
The enzyme G6PD is involved in the pentose phosphate pathway which is essential for red cell metabolism.
Sugars are also needed for performing antioxidative processes like pentose phosphate pathway [3,8] and carotenoid biosynthesis.