Medical Term: 6 Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase defined

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What is 6 Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase?

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Term Definition: An enzyme of the oxidoreductase class that catalyzes the reaction 6-phospho-D-gluconate and NADP+ to yield D-ribulose 5-phosphate, carbon dioxide, and NADPH. The reaction is a step in the pentose phosphate pathway of glucose metabolism. (From Dorland, 27th ed) EC 1.1.1.43.

 

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