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Erythrocyte enzymopathies 

Erythrocyte enzymopathies

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Erythrocyte enzymopathies
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Ernest Beutler

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220511
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date: 20 July 2017

Numerous enzymes, including those of the hexose monophosphate pathway and glycolysis, are active in the red cell. They are required for the generation of ATP (needed to supply energy for sodium extrusion) and the reductants NADH and NADPH, necessary to maintain haemoglobin in its active ferrous atomic state, as well as for the integrity of sulphydryl groups present on essential proteins. 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG), an intermediate of ...

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