Impact of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 in the Activity of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase in Human Erythrocyte

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Salih Awla Hamzah Luqman Awla Hamza Heshu Sulaman Rahman


Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic affliction saunter that is characterized by a nobler than normal blood glucose poise. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme code (E.C. is an underlying enzyme in the phosphogluconate pathway. In this study, G6PD vitality in the mortal erythrocyte of male and female patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus was assessed utilizing a spectrophotometer at 340 nm. The activity of the enzyme increased with elevated glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) levels. G6PD activity was found to be significantly associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The association between G6PD and diabetes mellitus was significant (P < 0.001). Moreover, G6PD was positively correlated with HbA1C levels (r = 0.572). The following mean ± standard deviation values were obtained: G6PD activity (IU/g Hb), 3.1103 ± 0.79349; HbA1C (%), 8.6600 ± 1.63120; Hb (g/dL), 13.4933 ± 1.38836; platelet count (103/µl), 283.4667 ± 58.59312; WBC (103/µl), 7.4890 ± 1.49842; HCT (%), 45.0100 ± 2.63430; and BS (mg/dL), 230.2667 ± 75.67760. The results showed that an elevated HbA1C up leads to increased G6PD performance in the human erythrocyte, which is concerning to glucose levels in the special (blood).


G6PD, diabetes mellitus, human erythrocyte


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