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Medical Term:

ribose 5-phosphate isomerase

 

Definition: an enzyme catalyzing interconversion of d-ribose 5-phosphate and d-ribulose 5-phosphate; of importance in ribose metabolism and in the pentose phosphate pathway.

Synonym(s): phosphopentose isomerase, phosphoriboisomerase

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