Sedoheptulose

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sedoheptulose

[¦sē·dō′hep·tə‚lōs]
(biochemistry)
A seven-carbon ketose sugar widely distributed in plants of the Crassulaceae family; a significant intermediary compound in the cyclic regeneration ofD-ribulose.

Sedoheptulose

 

(also sedoheptose), C7Hl4O7, a monosaccharide of the ketoheptose group. Sedoheptulose exists in the optically active D-and L-forms and also occurs as the racemate. The D-form is widely distributed in nature. Sedoheptulose takes part in the biosynthesis of monosaccharides in the leaves of green plants during photosynthesis and in carbohydrate metabolism in animal organisms (pentose-phosphate cycle).