Hmp Shunt Or Hexose MonoPhosphate Shunt & Its Importance

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The Hexose MonoPhosphate Shunt (HMP) is also referred as “Pentose phosphate Pathway” (PPP). This is substitute Glucose oxidation pathway. The hexose monophosphate pathway is utilized for secretion of NADPH from NADP. The NADPH is needed for biosynthetic reactions like fatty acid synthesis, cholesterol synthesis, drug reduction, and as a cofactor for few non-synthetic enzymatic chemical reactions. HMP shunt is the different Glucose oxidative pathway. Furthermore, it is used for the secretion of ribose for nucleotide and also nucleic acid synthesis.

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