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PGAL is short for?

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bergcar | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM via web

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PGAL is short for?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM (Answer #1)

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The organic compound 2-hydroxy-3-oxopropyl dihydrogen phosphate also known as D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, triose phosphate or 3-phosphoglyceraldehyde has many abbreviations one of which is PGAL.

This compound acts as an intermediate in the formation of many compounds essential for biological processes, that include photosynthesis, glycolysis, cell respiration, thiamine and tryptophan biosynthesis, among many others.

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