Category: Enzymes

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

 What is Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase? Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase is an NADP+ dependent enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of Glucose-6-Phosphate to 6-Phosphoglucono-∂-Lactone, the committed step of Pentose phosphate pathway. The pentose phosphate pathway has great importance in the production of NADPH and pentose sugars. It is mainly found in …