The oxidative pentose phosphate cycle. III. The interconversion of ribose 5-phosphate, ribulose 5-phosphate and xylulose 5-phosphate

M. Tabachnick, P. A. Srere, J. Cooper, E. Racker

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The purification of ribose 5-phosphate isomerase from spinach leaves and of xylulose 5-phosphate epimerase from rabbit muscle is described. These enzymes have been used for the analysis of the individual sugar phosphates in equilibrium mixtures. The findings obtained by these methods, which are in disagreement with some other reports, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-325
Number of pages11
JournalArchives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1958


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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