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Pentose Phosphate Pathway MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pentose Phosphate Pathway
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.158.875
G03.191.875
G03.295.693
G03.493.695
Unique ID
D010427
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010427
Scope Note
An oxidative decarboxylation process that converts GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE to D-ribose-5-phosphate via 6-phosphogluconate. The pentose product is used in the biosynthesis of NUCLEIC ACIDS. The generated energy is stored in the form of NADPH. This pathway is prominent in tissues which are active in the synthesis of FATTY ACIDS and STEROIDS.
Entry Term(s)
Hexose Monophosphate Shunt
Pentose Phosphate Shunt
Pentose Shunt
Pentose-Phosphate Pathway
Pentosephosphate Pathway
Pentosephosphate Shunt
NLM Classification #
QU 75
Previous Indexing
Hexosephosphates (1966-1984)
Pentosephosphates (1966-1984)
Public MeSH Note
2006; see PENTOSEPHOSPHATE PATHWAY 1985-2005
History Note
2006 (1985)
Date Established
1985/01/01
Date of Entry
1984/05/29
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Pentose Phosphate Pathway Preferred
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