Hexose-Monophosphate Shunt or Horecker Cycle (The Sleep Pathway)

  • Fernando AlemannoEmail author


The pentose cycle or direct oxidative pathway (DOP) may be defined as the sleep and synthesis pathway. It produces NADPH2, fatty acids, amino acids, nucleotides, hormones, nucleic acids, CoA, FAD and so on; the synthesis of glucuronic acid and hyaluronic acid is considered..


Pentose cycle Direct oxidative pathway Glucuronic acid Vitamin C Hyaluronic acid Sleep 


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  1. 1.Anaesthesia and Intensive CareBrescia Clinical InstitutesBresciaItaly

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