Robison ester dehydrogenase
Robison ester dehydrogenase --> glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
The gene for this enzyme is on the x chromosome. Males with the enzyme deficiency develop haemolytic anaemia when red blood cells are exposed to oxidant drugs such as the antimalarial primaquine, the sulfonamide antibiotics or sulfones, naphthalene moth balls, or fava beans.
Synonym: robison ester dehydrogenase, zwischenferment.