Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pentose phosphate pathway (main aspects)

Pentose phosphate pathway
- Type of metabolic pathway: catabolic, linear
- Main goal: production of NADPH and ribose-5-phosphate from glucose oxidation
- Subcellular localization: cytosol
- Number of biochemical reactions (oxidative phase): 5
- Oxidative phase energetic output (per glucose molecule): -1 ATP e +2 NADPH
- Oxidative phase final product (per glucose molecule): 1 ribose-5-phosphate

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