Q: Pentose phosphate Pathway and Thiamine Deficiency


Biochemistry Question CM-04 about Carbohydrate Metabolism

 

 

                            Derek Farr in Flickr

 

                               (Artist: Tim Burke, Detroit; photo source:  Derek Farr in Flickr)

 

C. W., a 60 year-old male chronic alcoholic patient, is taken to the emergency department in a hypoglycemic coma. After appropriate treatment to correct the hypoglycemia, you realize that the patient show signs of malnutrition, so you will begin a treatment for it. Which of the following enzymes of the Pentose phosphate Pathway can be used to test for a thiamine deficiency?

 

a)     Aldolase

 

b)     Glucose 6 (P) dehydrogenase

 

c)      Phosphogluconate dehydrogenase

 

d)     Phosphopentose epimerase

 

e)     Phosphopentose isomerase

 

f)       Transaldolase

 

g)     Transketolase

  

 

 

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