Thursday, October 31, 2013


Monosaccharides or simple sugars are aldehyde or ketone derivatives of straight-chain polyhydroxy alcohols containing at least 3 carbon atoms. D-Ribulose is one of the example of monosaccharides which cannot be hydrolyzed to form sompler saccharides. Ribulose sugars are composed in the 5 membrane phosphate pathway. It is important in the formaiton of many bioactive substances. D-ribulose is an intermediate in the fungal pathway for D-arabitol production. The streochemistry of both carbon 3 and 4 are R.
.Structure of Metabolite D Ribulose

Voet, Donald and Voet, Judith G. Biochemistry 

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