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The above steps also make ribose 5-phosphate for nucleotide biosynthesis.
For the net reaction of both early and late stages of the pentose phosphate pathway click here.
pentose phosphate pathway (later stages)
pentose phosphate pathway (overall reaction)
EC 220.127.116.11 phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (NADP+-dependent, decarboxylating)
EC 18.104.22.168 glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
EC 22.214.171.1243 phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (NAD+-dependent, decarboxylating)
EC 126.96.36.1991 phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (NAD(P)+-dependent, decarboxylating)
EC 188.8.131.52 6-phosphogluconolactonase
EC 184.108.40.206 ribulose-phosphate 3-epimerase
EC 220.127.116.11 ribose-5-phosphate isomerase