Xylulose

Xylulose is a ketopentose, a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including a ketone functional group. It has the chemical formula C5H10O5. In nature, it occurs in both the - and -enantiomers.

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L-xylulokinase
... EC 2.7.1.53) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction ATP + L-xylulose ADP + L-xylulose 5-phosphate Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ATP and L-xylulose, whereas its two products are ... The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATPL-xylulose 5-phosphotransferase ...
1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate Synthase
... In enzymology, a 1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate synthase (EC 2.2.1.7) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction pyruvate + D-glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate 1-deoxy-D-xylulose ... Other names in common use include 1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate pyruvate-lyase (carboxylating), and DXP-synthase ...
Xylulose - Pathology
... -Xylulose accumulates in the urine in patients with pentosuria, due to a deficiency in L-xylulose reductase ... Since -xylulose is a reducing sugar like -glucose, pentosuria patients have been wrongly diagnosed in the past to be diabetic ...
L-xylulose Reductase
... L-xylulose reductase is an enzyme responsible for the metabolism of xylulose, converting it into xylitol ... Xylulose Xylitol (Note conversion of ketone to alcohol) ...
Formaldehyde Transketolase
... is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction D-xylulose 5-phosphate + formaldehyde glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate + glycerone Thus, the two substrates of ... The systematic name of this enzyme class is D-xylulose-5-phosphateformaldehyde glycolaldehydetransferase ...