hexose sugar

hexose sugar

a sugar containing six carbon atoms (e.g. glucose, C6H12 O6). Hexose sugars are the basic building blocks for more complex CARBOHYDRATES.
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Two moles of formaldehyde are formed from hexose sugar.
Mannitol, an hexose sugar alcohol, also increased in all studied genotypes with the reduction of temperature (Table 2), with Catucai showing the highest percentage and absolute values changes at 13/8[degrees]C and 3x13/4[degrees]C.
This was accomplished because the method allows the tissue location of some metabolic events, such as the sucrose to hexose sugar transition, to be estimated.
CIS occurs due to the imbalance among the rate of starch breakdown and the metabolism of resulting sucrose, a few of which enters in the vacuole where it can be irreversibly cleaved by acid invertase enzyme to the hexose sugars i.
Higher serum concentrations of purine nucleotide isopentenyladenosine-5; -monophosphate showed an association with a higher risk ofT2D, and for the large group of hexose sugars and derivatives, both positive and negative associations were detected.
tyrobutyricum has the ability to transfer both pentose and hexose sugars but the xylose uptaking speed is lower than that of glucose.
Biological, enzymatic, or microbial hydrolysis commonly involves four biologically-mediated transformations: the production of saccharolytic enzymes (cellulases and hemicellulases); the hydrolysis of carbohydrate components present in pretreated biomass to sugars; the fermentation of hexose sugars (glucose mannose, and galactose); and the fermentation of pentose sugars, xylose and arabinose [3, 4].
asserted that any raw material that contains hexose sugars or can be converted to these sugars can be used as the feedstock for fermentation process.
Ethanol can be obtained from wood by acid hydrolysis of the cellulose to hexose sugars and subsequent fermentation of the sugars into ethanol (Maloney, 1978).
Surprisingly, the species exhibited a concentration-dependent switch in sugar preference, from hexose sugars at low concentration to sucrose at high concentrations, that was remarkably similar to that shown by specialist avian nectarivores and that contrasts with results reported for passerine occasional nectarivores.
The best-known alcohol fermenting organisms Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Zymomonas mobilis are capable of fermenting only hexose sugars and sucrose into ethanol.