NADPH activates a decarboxylation reaction catalysed by lamb liver 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase.Biochim Biophys Acta. 1992 Aug 21; 1122(3):273-7.BB
NADP-dependent lamb liver 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase catalyses the oxidative decarboxylation of 2-deoxy-6-phosphogluconate, an analogue of the natural substrate. The first products of the reaction are NADPH and 3-keto-2-deoxy-6-phosphogluconate. The NADPH, released from the enzyme, binds to the coenzyme site of the same or the other subunit, activating the decarboxylation reaction in which has not a redox role, since it can be substituted by an analogue devoid of enzymatic redox power. These findings are compared to those obtained with other NADP-dependent decarboxylating dehydrogenases.