The Chemical Reactions and Pathways Involving Carbohydrates Any of a Group of Organic Compounds Based of the General Formula Cx(h2o)y. Includes the Formation of Carbohydrate Derivatives by the Addition of a Carbohydrate Residue to Another Molecule.
The Process in Which Glucose Is Oxidized Coupled to Nadph Synthesis. Glucose 6 P Is Oxidized with the Formation of Carbon Dioxide (co2) Ribulose 5 Phosphate and Reduced Nadp; Ribulose 5 P Then Enters a Series of Reactions Interconverting Sugar Phosphates. the Pentose Phosphate Pathway Is a Major Source of Reducing Equivalents For Biosynthesis Reactions and Is Also Important For the Conversion of Hexoses to Pentoses.