xylulose

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xylulose

 [zi´lu-lōs]
a pentose sugar occurring as d-xylulose and l-xylulose, one of the few l sugars found in nature; it is sometimes excreted in the urine (see pentosuria).

xy·lu·lose

(zī'lū-lōs),
threo-Pentulose; a 2-ketopentose. l-Xylulose appears in the urine in cases of essential pentosuria; it is also an intermediate in the glucuronate pathway.
Synonym(s): xyloketose

xylulose

/xy·lu·lose/ (zi´lu-lōs) a pentose epimeric with ribulose, occurring naturally as both l- and d-isomers. The latter is excreted in the urine in essential pentosuria; the former, in phosphorylated form, is an intermediate in the pentose phosphate pathway.

xy·lu·lose

(zī'lyū-lōs)
Threo-pentulose; a ketopentose that appears in the urine in cases of essential pentosuria; it is also an intermediate in the glucuronate pathway.
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Fig. 317 Xylulose . Molecular structure of D-xylulose.

xylulose

a 5-CARBON KETOSE sugar.

xy·lu·lose

(zī'lyū-lōs)
A 2-ketopentose that appears in urine in patients with essential pentosuria; it is also an intermediate in the glucuronate pathway.

xylulose

a pentose sugar occurring as d-xylulose and as l-xylulose, one of the few l-sugars found in nature; it is sometimes excreted in the urine. See also pentosuria.