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6 Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase

An enzyme of the oxidoreductase class that catalyzes the reaction 6-phospho-D-gluconate and NADP+ to yield D-ribulose 5-phosphate, Carbon Dioxide, and NADPH. The reaction is a step in the Pentose Phosphate Pathway of Glucose Metabolism. (From Dorland, 27th ed) EC 1.1.1.43.