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A 58-year-old man with a history of heavy drinking presents with confusion, unstable gait, and nystagmus. A provisional diagnosis of Wernicke’s- Korsakoff syndrome is made. Which of the patient’s enzymes of the pentose phosphate pathway is inhibited due to vitamin deficiency in this case?

A. Transaldolase

B. Transketolase

C. Glucose-6-P- dehydrogenase

D. Epimerase

E. Phosphogluconate dehydrogenase

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