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Official Full Name
ribose 5-phosphate isomerase A
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is an enzyme, which catalyzes the reversible conversion between ribose-5-phosphate and ribulose-5-phosphate in the pentose-phosphate pathway. This gene is highly conserved in most organisms. The enzyme plays an essential role in the carbohydrate metabolism. Mutations in this gene cause ribose 5-phosphate isomerase deficiency. A pseudogene is found on chromosome 18.
Synonyms
RPIA; ribose 5-phosphate isomerase A; ribose-5-phosphate isomerase; ribose 5 phosphate epimerase; EC 5.3.1.6; MGC103524; Phosphoriboisomerase; Ribose 5 phosphate isomerase; ribose 5-phosphate epimerase; RPI; RPIA_HUMAN; zgc:103524; ribose 5-phosphate isomerase A (ribose 5-phosphate epimerase)