glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase

noun

: an enzyme found especially in red blood cells that dehydrogenates glucose-6-phosphate in a glucose degradation pathway alternative to the Krebs cycle

Examples of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Further testing confirmed the diagnosis of favism, or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. Jonathan Reisman, Discover Magazine, 21 Mar. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase was in 1954

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“Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucose-6-phosphate%20dehydrogenase. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase

noun
: an enzyme found especially in red blood cells that dehydrogenates glucose-6-phosphate in a glucose degradation pathway alternative to the Krebs cycle
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