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Title: Lyxose  
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Subject: Pentose, Arabinose, Ribose, Aldose, Carbohydrate
Collection: Aldopentoses
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Molar mass 150.13
Density 1.545 g cm−3
Melting point 108 °C (226 °F; 381 K)
Soluble in water
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Lyxose is an aldopentose — a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including an aldehyde functional group. It has chemical formula C5H10O5. It is a C'-2 carbon epimer of the sugar Xylose.

Lyxose occurs only rarely in nature, for example, as a component of bacterial glycolipids.[1]


  1. ^ Kay-Hooi Khoo et al., Chemistry of the Lyxose-Containing Mycobacteriophage Receptors of Mycobacterium phlei/Mycobacterium smegmatis, Biochemistry, 35 (36), 11812-11819, 1996. Abstract

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  • Pathway: L-lyxose degradationE. coli K-12
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