|Protein Name||Glucose-6-phosphate 1-dehydrogenase|
|Milk Fraction||MFGM, Exosome|
|Ref Sequence Id||NP_001231064.1|
|Amino Acid Lenth||545|
|Protein Existence Status||Unreviewed: Experimental evidence at protein level|
|Protein Function||key regulatory enzyme of the pentose phosphate pathway and produces NADPH and riboses; necessary for reduction of oxidized glutathione by glutathione reductase; elevated in response to external stimuli and oxidative stress; G6PD activity is of major importance for NADPH production for defense against oxidative stress|
|Biochemical Properties||NADP+ is essential for both stability and enzymatic activity - high concentrations of NADP+ increase the stability of some G6PD enzyme variants; susceptible to urea, losing close to 80% of their activity; substrate for NADPH oxidase in activated macrophages and polymorphonuclear leukocytes to produce oxygen radicals; substrate for phase I and II biotransformation and detoxification enzymes|
|Significance in milk||G6PDH activity is a noninvasive biomarker of metabolic status and energy balance in early lactating cows; G6PDH activity increases from mid-pregnancy to lactation in rabbits; G6PDH is synthesized in the mammary gland in response to hormonal stimuli during pregnancy and lactation in humans; elevated G6PDH activity in early lactation reects increased shunting of G6P to the pentose phosphate pathway|
|Additional Comments||G6PD deficiency interferes with the protection of the erythrocyte against oxidative stress, and causes a wide range of clinical symptoms|
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