Flashcards in Pentose Phosphate Pathway Deck (7)
Where does the pentose pathway occur in the cell? What type of cells?
In the cytosol. In liver cells.
The oxidative branch of the PPP is also called?
The hexose monophospate shunt
Where does the Oxidative branch of PPP occur in the glycolysis pathway? What enzyme is used and what is mainly produced? Reversible?
At Glucose 6-P. Glucose 6-P Dehydrogenase. Produces 2 NADPH, 1 CO2 and 3 Ribose-5P. Irreversible.
What is Glucose 6-P Dehydrogenase inhibited by?
What is NADPH also involved in? Helps regenerate what?
it is used in the reduction of reactive oxygen species. Used to regenerate Glutathione.
What is the most common human deficient enzyme?