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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. Barbara Bendlin:

    Our findings suggest that insulin resistance could increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease by affecting glucose metabolism in the brain.

  3. 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.

  4. Anne Milasincic Andrews:

    Your blood glucose will reach its lowest point about three hours after a meal, so you can imagine that time period is a collision of effects for many people.

  5. Joseph Henson:

    After eating, there is a big spike in glucose levels, in those with impaired glucose regulation, they’re not able to bring them back down to normal levels that quickly.

Images & Illustrations of l-glucose

  1. l-glucosel-glucosel-glucose


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