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Pentose Phosphate Pathway

"Pentose Phosphate Pathway" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An oxidative decarboxylation process that converts GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE to D-ribose-5-phosphate via 6-phosphogluconate. The pentose product is used in the biosynthesis of NUCLEIC ACIDS. The generated energy is stored in the form of NADPH. This pathway is prominent in tissues which are active in the synthesis of FATTY ACIDS and STEROIDS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pentose Phosphate Pathway" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pentose Phosphate Pathway" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 53 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2012 and 2018
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