Which phase of pentose phosphate pathway is responsible for the NADPH production?

Options :
  1. Oxidative phase
  2. Non-oxidative phase
  3. Both phases
  4. None of these
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 1

Explanation:

The pentose phosphate pathway (also called the phosphogluconate pathway and the hexose monophosphate shunt) is a process that generates NADPH and pentoses. There are two distinct phases in the pathway. The first is the oxidative phase, in which NADPH is generated, and the second is the non-oxidative synthesis of 5-carbon sugars.

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