Biochemistry Question CM-04 about Carbohydrate Metabolism
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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?
b) Glucose 6 (P) dehydrogenase
c) Phosphogluconate dehydrogenase
d) Phosphopentose epimerase
e) Phosphopentose isomerase