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An aldotetrose epimeric with threose. The d-isomer plays a role in intermediary metabolism.
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What we have achieved is the first step on that pathway to show how simple sugars -- threose and erythrose -- originated.
Report on a case of erythrose peribuccale pigmentaire de Brocq.
We developed a sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/ MS) method to simultaneously analyze the intracellular sugar phosphates dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP), glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, erythrose 4-phosphate, ribose 5-phosphate, ribulose 5-phosphate, xylulose 5-phosphate, fructose 6-phosphate, glucose 6-phosphate, and sedoheptulose 7-phosphate in blood spots.