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An aldotetrose epimeric with threose. The d-isomer plays a role in intermediary metabolism.
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Working with colleagues at the University of Nottingham, they have made the first step towards showing how simple sugars -- threose and erythrose -- developed.
Also to be considered, on the other hand, is erythrose pigmentaire peribuccale of Brocq, which is a disorder of uncertain nature, but which could be a variety of perioral dermatitis as considered below [12,13] (Figure 5).
Lignin was converted, in good yield, to brown viscous oil in supercritical water (Pd on C catalyst and a H2) [31], sugi wood gave mostly water-soluble saccharides [32], more exactly oligosaccharides, glucose, fructose, methylglyoxal, glycolaldehyde, dihydroxyacetone, erythrose, levoglucosan and 5-hydroxymethyl furfural [33], most of the residue consisted of products of lignin origin [32].