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≥75% (TLC), syrup

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≥75% (TLC)




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D-(-)-Erythrose, the D enantiomer of the aldose aldehyde erythrose, may be used as a reference compound in sugar metabolism analysis. D-(-)-Erythrose may be used to help identify and characterize erythrose reductase(s). D-Erythrose may be used to study the mechanisms of mutarotation in monosugars. D-Erythrose may be used to study the mechanisms of organic microspherule formation and Maillard (glycation) reactions.

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Eyeshields, Gloves

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Birgit Jovanović et al.
AMB Express, 3(1), 43-43 (2013-08-09)
Proteins with putative erythrose reductase activity have been identified in the filamentous fungi Trichoderma reesei, Aspergillus niger, and Fusarium graminearum by in silico analysis. The proteins found in T. reesei and A. niger had earlier been characterized as glycerol dehydrogenase
Tomasz Janek et al.
Microbial cell factories, 16(1), 118-118 (2017-07-12)
Erythritol is a natural sweetener that is used in the food industry. It is produced as an osmoprotectant by bacteria and yeast. Due to its chemical properties, it does not change the insulin level in the blood, and therefore it
Arthur L Weber
Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere : the journal of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, 35(6), 523-536 (2005-10-29)
Reaction of small sugars of less than four carbons with ammonia in water yielded organic microspherules generally less than ten microns in size. The time course of microspherule growth was examined for the D-erythrose-ammonia reaction that yielded microspherules attached to
Oliver Reihl et al.
Carbohydrate research, 339(9), 1609-1618 (2004-06-09)
Covalently cross-linked proteins are among the major modifications caused by the advanced Maillard reaction. In the present study, the formation pathway of the dideoxyosone N6-(2,3-dihydroxy-5,6-dioxohexyl)-L-lysine is shown. To elucidate the formation of this glucose-derived dideoxyosone D-lactose (O-beta-D-galp-(1-->4)-D-glcp) and D-glucose-6-phosphate were
Julia Schörghuber et al.
Journal of biomolecular NMR, 71(3), 129-140 (2018-05-29)
In recent years, we developed a toolbox of heavy isotope containing compounds, which serve as metabolic amino acid precursors in the E. coli-based overexpression of aromatic residue labeled proteins. Our labeling techniques show excellent results both in terms of selectivity

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