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  1. L-Glucose

    L-Glucose is an organic compound with formula C6H12O6 or H––(CHOH)5–H, specifically one of the aldohexose monosaccharides. As the L-isomer of glucose, it is the enantiomer of the more common D-glucose. L-Glucose does not occur naturally in higher living organisms, but can be synthesized in the laboratory. L-Glucose is indistinguishable in taste from D-glucose, but cannot be used by living organisms as source of energy because it cannot be phosphorylated by hexokinase, the first enzyme in the glycolysis pathway. One of the known exceptions is in Burkholderia caryophylli, the enzyme D-threo-aldolse dehydrogenase is capable of oxidising L-glucose Like the 'D-' isomer, L-glucose usually occurs as one of four cyclic structural isomers — α- and β-L-glucopyranose, and α- and β-L-glucofuranose. In solution, these isomers interconvert in matters of hours, with the open-chain form as an intermediate stage.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of l-glucose in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of l-glucose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeff Potter:

    There are actually more molecules of glucose in a cup than there are molecules of sucrose, because glucose is a smaller molecule.

  2. Francesco Violi:

    Lowering( post-meal) blood glucose and cholesterol may be useful to reduce the negative effects of glucose and cholesterol on the cardiovascular system.

  3. James Gardiner:

    Our brains rely heavily on glucose for energy,.. but in our evolutionary past it would have been hard to come by. So we have a deep-rooted preference for glucose-rich foods and seek them out.

  4. James Betts:

    More variable glucose levels can indicate a poorer diet or a more unsteady metabolism, and chronic inflammation from the body's excess exposure to glucose can lead to issues like diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

  5. Aaron White:

    Alcohol increases insulin levels and lowers blood glucose, so combining alcohol with anti-diabetic drugs that regulate glucose levels could cause an undesirable drop in blood sugar. And, over time, it could contribute to insulin insensitivity, our findings highlight a major gap in the literature.

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  1. l-glucosel-glucosel-glucose


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