Lyxose is an aldopentose — a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including an aldehyde functional group. It has chemical formula C5H10O5.

Lyxose occurs only rarely in nature, for example, as a component of bacterial glycolipids.

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D-lyxose Ketol-isomerase
... In enzymology, a D-lyxose ketol-isomerase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction D-lyxose D-xylulose Hence, this enzyme has ... The systematic name of this enzyme class is D-lyxose aldose-ketose-isomerase ... Other names in common use include D-lyxose isomerase, and D-lyxose ketol-isomerase ...