Mannitol

Mannitol is a white, crystalline sugar alcohol with the chemical formula (C6H8(OH)6). It is used as an osmotic diuretic agent and a weak renal vasodilator. It was originally isolated from the secretions of the flowering ash and called manna after its resemblance to the Biblical food. It is also referred to as mannite and manna sugar. In plants, it is used to induce osmotic stress.

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Aridol - Research
... Parkinson's disease (PD) using a common sweetener, mannitol ... findings were confirmed by a second study which measured the impact of mannitol on mice engineered to produce human α-synuclein, developed by Dr ... After four months, the researchers found that the mice injected with mannitol also showed a dramatic reduction of α-synuclein in the brain ...
Mannitol-1-phosphatase
... In enzymology, a mannitol-1-phosphatase (EC 3.1.3.22) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction D-mannitol 1-phosphate + H2O D-mannitol + phosphate Thus, the two substrates of ... The systematic name of this enzyme class is D-mannitol-1-phosphate phosphohydrolase ... This enzyme is also called mannitol-1-phosphate phosphatase ...
Aridol - See Also
... D-mannitol oxidase E number Mannitol dehydrogenase Mannitol dehydrogenase (cytochrome) Mannitol-1-phosphatase Mannitol 2-dehydrogenase Mannitol 2-deh ...
Aridol - Production - Biosyntheses
... Mannitol is one of the most abundant energy and carbon storage molecules in nature, produced by a plethora of organisms, including bacteria, yeasts, fungi, algae, lichens, and many plants ... A fructose to mannitol metabolic pathway, known as the mannitol cycle in fungi, has been discovered in a type of red algae (Caloglossa leprieurii), and it is highly possible that other ... or two fructose and one glucose molecule into two mannitol molecules, and one molecule each of lactic acid, acetic acid, and carbon dioxide ...