hexose monophosphate shunt

noun

: a metabolic pathway of glucose in which glucose-6-phosphate is oxidized enzymatically twice with NADP as a cofactor to form pentose sugars

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“Hexose monophosphate shunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hexose%20monophosphate%20shunt. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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