Relationship of the oxidative pentose shunt pathway to lipid synthesis in Drosophila melanogaster

The tissue activities of the oxidative pentose shunt enzymes, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (E.C. 1.1.1.49) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (E.C. 1.1.1.44), in the larvae of Drosophila melanogaster are not dependent on the amount of flux through the oxidative pentose shunt pathway. An oxidative pentose shunt deficiency effects about a 40% reduction… CONTINUE READING