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Whats pyruvate dehydrogenase complex?

Whats pyruvate dehydrogenase complex?

Enzymes: Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex is a complex of three enzymes in the mitichondria that change the Amino Acid pyruvate into the molecule acetyl-coa by a process called pyruvate decarboxylation. Acetyl-coa is used in the citric acid cycle to make energy for cells the complex links the metabolic pathway that breaks down glucose (elemental sugar) to the citric acid cycle. ...Read more

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What exactly is glycose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase?

What exactly is glycose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase?

Carbohydrate enzyme: Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (g6pd deficiency) is an inherited disorder found mostly in people with african, asian, or middle eastern ancestry. G6pd helps convert carbohydrates into a more useful form. Lack of this enzyme causes red blood cells to become fragile, resulting in the rbcs bursting when stressed. This leads to hemolytic anemia. Infection, drugs & some foods can trigger. ...Read more

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My blood test showa lactate dehydrogenase is 60can you tell me please what does this mean am i sick?

My blood test  showa lactate dehydrogenase is 60can you tell me please what does this mean am i sick?

LDH okay: Your LDH is okay, it is slightly lower than normal, but that is not a cause for concern. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003471.htm ...Read more

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Why may I need a lactic acid dehydrogenase level?

Why may I need a lactic acid dehydrogenase level?

Too many reasons: Ldh is a non-specific test. More information is needed to answer this question. ...Read more

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What exactly is glycose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase?

Carbohydrate enzyme: Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (g6pd deficiency) is an inherited disorder found mostly in people with african, asian, or middle eastern ancestry. G6pd helps convert carbohydrates into a more useful form. Lack of this enzyme causes red blood cells to become fragile, resulting in the rbcs bursting when stressed. This leads to hemolytic anemia. Infection, drugs & some foods can trigger. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why the following symptoms occur in pyruvate dehydrogenase defficiency?

Can you tell me why the following symptoms occur in pyruvate dehydrogenase defficiency?

Due to lactic acid: Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency is characterized by the buildup of a chemical called lactic acid in the body Too much lactic acid can cause nausea, vomiting, heart and breathing problems. Acids in the blood interfere with the normal function of the body and that causes the symptoms Here is a helpful link http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/pyruvate-dehydrogenase-deficiency ...Read more

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My blood test showa lactate dehydrogenase is 60can you tell me please what does this mean am i sick?

LDH okay: Your LDH is okay, it is slightly lower than normal, but that is not a cause for concern. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003471.htm ...Read more

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What is a pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency (pdcd)?

What is a pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency (pdcd)?

Pyruvate ....: Much to much to get in short response. Please go on-line to "emedicine.medscape.com" and you will find a lot of important information. You will find other similar comments on the web as well. If you don't have computer access please visit your local library and they will guide you to the right articles. ...Read more