IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (NADP+)

Reaction: D-glucose 6-phosphate + NADP+ = 6-phospho-D-glucono-1,5-lactone + NADPH + H+

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Other name(s): NADP-glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase; Zwischenferment; D-glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase; glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (NADP); NADP-dependent glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase; 6-phosphoglucose dehydrogenase; Entner-Doudoroff enzyme; glucose-6-phosphate 1-dehydrogenase; G6PDH; GPD; glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase

Systematic name: D-glucose-6-phosphate:NADP+ 1-oxidoreductase

Comments: The enzyme catalyses a step of the pentose phosphate pathway. The enzyme is specific for NADP+. cf. EC, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [NAD(P)+] and EC, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (NAD+).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-40-5


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[EC created 1961, modified 2013, modified 2015]

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