pentose phosphate pathway

noun
  1. 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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pentose phosphate pathway in Medicine

pentose phosphate pathway

n.
  1. A secondary pathway for the metabolism of glucose in tissues other than skeletal muscle, in which five-carbon sugars are synthesized and NADPH is produced in the cytoplasm outside the mitochondria.Dickens shunt
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