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inositol

 [ĭ-no´sĭ-tol]
a cyclic sugar alcohol; usually referring to the most abundant isomer, myo-inositol, which is found in many plant and animal tissues and is often classified as part of the vitamin B complex.

in·o·si·tol

(in-ō'si-tōl, -tol),
A member of the vitamin B complex necessary for growth of yeast and of mice; absence from the diet causes alopecia and dermatitis in mice and "spectacle eyes" in rats. It occurs in a number of stereoisomeric forms: cis-, epi-, allo-, neo-, myo-, muco-, chiro-, and scyllo-inositols; the most abundant naturally occurring inositol is myo-inositol (usually meant when "inositol" occurs without a prefix).

inositol

(ĭ-nō′sĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, ī-nō′-)
n.
Any of nine isomeric alcohols, C6H12O6·2H2O, that are precursors to various signaling molecules.

inositol

Biochemistry A structure in phospholipids–eg, phosphoinositol; its main isomeric form is myo-inositol; it is present in breast milk, and may ↓ complications of prematurity and ↓ death due to lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity

in·o·si·tol

(in-ō'si-tol)
A member of the vitamin B complex.

in·o·si·tol

(in-ō'si-tol)
A member of the vitamin B complex necessary for growth of yeast.
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Inositol is a naturally occurring nutrient that is usually classified as a carbocyclic polyol.
Disturbances in the metabolism of inositol have been postulated as an underlying mechanism for the development of diabetic neuropathy (10,11).
Johnson BB, Quill E, Angove MJ (2012) An investigation of the mode of sorption of inositol hexaphosphate to goethite.
It is currently acknowledged that some of the effects ascribed to inositol can be explained by the ability of this molecule or its metabolites to modulate glucose metabolism, by transducing insulin effects downstream of insulin-receptor (IR) coupling.
"As we decipher the inositol polyphosphate signaling code, we open up the prospect of being able to reprogram metabolism and make algae better producers of oil or other high value carbon-rich compounds."
4-glucopyranosyl inositol, 1-tartaric acid derivative [42] enzyme aided inositol derivative [43], 1,3,5-tribenboyl-inositol [44], Inositol monophosphate IPIP(1) [43,45,46]; Inositol bisphophate IP2-IP2(5,6) [47], IP2(3,4) [47]; Inositol tris phosphateIP3-IP3(1,4,5) [44,48-50,45-65],IP3(1,4,5) analogue [57-63,64], IP3(1,3,4) [54], IP3(2,4,5) [45,65], IP3 (3,4,5) [58,66,67] IP3(2,4,5) [51,55],IP3(1,4,6) [44]IP3(1,4,6) [60], IP3(1,3,4) [60], IP3(1,2-cyclic 4,5 [47,54], IP3(1,4,5) phsphofluoridate [62,63],unsaturated IP3(3,4,5) [66].
Enerji iceceklerinin iceriginde esas olarak kafein ve eslik eden taurin, inositol, riboflavin, piridoksin, nikotinamid, diger B vitaminleri ve cesitli bitkisel turevler de bulunmaktadir (3).
Another strength is that the investigators focused on a compound, inositol, readily found in foods, which suggests that women could derive benefits from a diet fortified with this supplement.
In this study, the effects of the omega-3-fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid on inositol metabolism was determined by observing their effects on growth of the yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae in the presence and absence of inositol.
[9,10] It is suggested that the hypomagnesemia leads to reduction in rate of inositol transport and subsequent inositol depletion that might enhance the development of diabetic complications.
D-chiro-inositol is an important member of the inositol group of compounds, referred to as 'sugar alcohols,' which contain a six-member ring known as the glucose ring.

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