The game of the pentose phosphate cycle.

  title={The game of the pentose phosphate cycle.},
  author={Enrique Mel{\'e}ndez-Hevia and A Isidoro},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={117 2},
Sugar rearrangement in the pentose phosphate cycle for transformation of six pentoses into five hexoses is analysed by abstraction to a mathematical model consisting of the resolution of a logical mathematical game of optimization. In the model, the problem is to arrive at five boxes containing six balls each, having started with six boxes containing five balls each, where boxes simulate the sugars and balls simulate the carbons in each. This is achieved by means of transferring two or three… CONTINUE READING