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r-5-p part of the secret energy supply (PPP)
Updated: 9/2/2020
r-5-p part of the secret energy supply (PPP)
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  • Ribose-5-phosphate, a monosaccharide with a phosphate group, is a part of the pentose phosphate pathway that is responsible for supplying energy needed in cell growth and fat storage.
  • Though cellular energy is usually considered to come from the well known cell respiration, much like a ninja, R-5-P and the PPP play a large role.
  • Commonly found in the cytosol of animal cells, R-5-P is necessary for doubling DNA and RNA synthesis
  • R-5-P is quite hydrophilic and reacts with various isozymes to be converted to a molecule called PRPP which is the next step in creating more nucleotides for DNA and RNA synthesis. It can be noted that the regulation of this process is still unknown.
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