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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

n.
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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