sorbose


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Related to sorbose: l-sorbose, xylulose, Talose

sorbose

(sôr′bōs′)
n.
A sweet crystalline monosaccharide, C6H12O6, used in the manufacture of ascorbic acid.

sorbose

a sugar, a ketohexose, with properties similar to levulose; oral administration causes hemolytic anemia in dogs. Called also l-sorbose.
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A simplified dichotomous key was constructed based on pigmentation and fermentation reactions for six sugars [arabinose, mannitol, methyl-[alpha]-D-glucopyranoside (MGP), ribose, sorbose and sorbitol].
A series of chemical reactions then converts sorbose to vitamin C.
On the basis of this hypothesis, I anticipated that L-sorbose might mimic the antiglycolytic activity of L-GA, through cellular conversion to sorbose-l-phosphate, but sorbose was not effective at concentrations similar to those of n,L-GA that were effective in preserving glucose concentrations.