Friday, November 2, 2012

G6PD: Overview

Low on blood? Suffering from illnesses? Having an acute renal failure? Maybe you are deficient on G6PD. In this blog, you'll know on what is G6PD and what will be the cause if you are deficient on this phosphate.

G6PD is known as Glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase. Wikipedia defines this as a cytosolic enzyme in the pentose phosphate pathway, a metabolic pathway that supplies reducing energy to cells. They are maintained by a level of co-enzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate or coE-NADPH.

They are stimulated by the so-called Glucose-6 Phosphate. They are formulated by the so called 6-phosphoglucono-δ-lactone or 6-phosphoglucono-delta-lactone which is the rate limiting enzyme of the pentose phosphate pathway.

Also, G6PD is important is metabolizing red cells.

Now, what will happen if you are deficient on this said phosphate dehydrogenase?

One of the factors of being a G6PD deficient is that you can have a sickness of favism where it is characterized by a hemolytic reaction to consumption of broad beans.


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