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Medical Term:

glucose-phosphate isomerase

Pronunciation: glu'kos-fos'fat i-so'mer-as


An enzyme that catalyzes the interconversion of d-fructose 6-phosphate and d-glucose 6-phosphate; a part of glycolysis and gluconeogenesis; glucosephosphate isomerase deficiency is an inherited disorder resulting in liver glycogenesis and hemolytic anemia.

Synonym(s): hexosephosphate isomerase, phosphohexomutase, phosphohexose isomerase

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