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Keyword - Pentose shunt (KW-0570)

Definition

Protein involved in the pentose shunt, the biochemical pathway in which glucose-6-phosphate is oxidized to 6-phosphogluconate with the production of NADPH. Then 6-phosphogluconate is converted to ribulose-5-phosphate and CO2 and a second molecule of NADH. This pathway is an important source of NADPH and ribose-5-phosphate.

Synonyms

  • Hexose monophosphate pathway
  • Pentose phosphate pathway
  • Phosphogluconate oxidative pathway

Category

Biological process

GOi

pentose-phosphate shunt [ GO:0006098 ]

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Pentose shuntBiological process
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