Synonyms: pentose phosphate pathway, non-oxidative branch, pentose phosphate shunt, non-oxidative branch, pentose-phosphate pathway, non-oxidative branch
Definition: The branch of the pentose-phosphate shunt which does not involve oxidation reactions. It comprises a series of sugar phosphate interconversions, starting with ribulose 5-P and producing fructose 6-P and glyceraldehyde 3-P.
GO:0019321 - pentose metabolic process
GO:0006098 - pentose-phosphate shunt
Unification Links: GO:0009052
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