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hexose

 [hek´sōs]
a monosaccharide containing six carbon atoms in a molecule.

hex·ose

(hek'sōs),
A monosaccharide containing six carbon atoms in the molecule (for example, C6H12O6); d-glucose is the principal hexose in nature.

hexose

/hex·ose/ (hek´sōs) a monosaccharide containing six carbon atoms in a molecule.

hexose

(hĕk′sōs′)
n.
Any of various simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose, that have six carbon atoms per molecule.

hexose

[hek′sōs]
Etymology: Gk, hex, six, glykys, sweet
a monosaccharide that contains six carbon atoms in the molecule. Glucose, mannose, and fructose are the principal hexoses found in nature, as well as being the principal absorbable end products of carbohydrate digestion.

hex·ose

(heks'ōs)
A monosaccharide containing six carbon atoms in the molecule (C6H12O6); d-glucose is the principal hexose in nature.

hexose

a monosaccharide containing six carbon atoms in a molecule.

hexose monophosphate shunt
metabolic pathway starting from glucose-6-phosphate, and leading to the production of NADPH for reductive syntheses, ribose sugars for nucleic acid synthesis and for the diversification and rearrangement of sugars.
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The proportions of the hexoses, fructose and glucose tended to decrease with stress in two cucumber cultivars compared with control plants.
A frequencia percentual obtida para os escores de relacao entre os acucares para a cultura em geral, independente de tratamentos foi: sacarose dominante (23,61%), rico em sacarose (29,17%), rico em hexose (19,44%) e hexose dominante (27,78%).
G6PD is an enzyme that controls the rate of glucose flux via the hexose monophosphate shunt and in turn, controlling the intracellular availability of NADPH.
A hot water wash removes a minor portion of the lignin and those pentoses and hexoses generated by partial hydrolysis of the hemicellulose during steam explosion as well as other water soluble organics.
Acetic acid, furfural and various hexose and pentose sugars arise from reactions involving hemicellulose.
The ATP yield per hexose is maximized by the accumulation of end products such as succinate or propionate.
Evidence for the involvement of vicinal sulfhydryl groups in insulin-activated hexose transport by 3T3-L1 adipocytes.
The only RBC source of reduced NADPH is the hexose monophosphate shunt pathway, the initial step of which is catalysed by enzyme G6PD (9).
The fungal partner apparently causes selective membrane leakage of hexose sugars, while phosphorous and other nutrients obtained from the soil pass from the arbuscules to the plant cell (Carlile 2001).
Pentose, hexose, deoxyhexose, and other extractable monosaccharides concentrations ([micro]Lg/g soil, [+ or -] s.
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For example, a high hexose sugar-to-sucrose ratio during early seed development has been determined by a cell wall-bound invertase enzyme in the seed coat.