hexitol

hex·i·tol

(heks'i-tol),
The polyol (sugar alcohol) obtained on the reduction of a hexose (for example, d-sorbitol).

hex·i·tol

(heks'i-tol)
The polyol (sugar alcohol) obtained on the reduction of a hexose (e.g., d-sorbitol).
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Recent progress in DNA polymerase engineering has successfully isolated variants with expanded substrate spectra capable of efficiently synthesising hexitol nucleic acids (HNA) from DNA templates, and capable of synthesising DNA from HNA templates.
74] Chewing gum also increases secretion of saliva and pancreatic juices, and a recent study proposed that sorbitol and hexitol found in sugar-free gum may also play a role in the reduction of postoperative ileus.
14]C with species of fungi known to contain large amounts of mannitol have generally shown that the hexitol is a primary product of heterotrophic assimilation (LEWIS, 1971).
Production of the Hexitol d-Mannitol by cryptococcus neoformans in vitro and in rabbits with experimental meningitis.
Most dietary sugars and polyols are structurally based on a six-carbon hexose or hexitol unit.
Investigation on the mechanism by fructose, hexitols and other compounds regulate the translocation of glucokinase in rat hepatocytes.
Recently, it has been proposed that hexitols present in sugarless chewing gums might also be playing a role in the amelioration of POI because these are known to cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, and abdominal cramps in a dose-dependent manner.
The patent is named 'Method of Synthesis of Substituted Hexitols Such as Dianydrogalactitol' and has a patent term that lasts until 2030.
In addition, sugar free chewing gum that contains the artificial sweetener sorbitol and other hexitols might be having side effects such as bloating, gas, and abdominal cramps.
Because it is difficult to exclude the presence of other six-carbon polyols solely on the retention times on the HPLC column, we used 1H- and 13C-NMR, which together can distinguish the isomeric hexitols, to further analyze the ethanol-soluble fraction.