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    The molecule of the day is: Fructose

    Fructose is a key molecule in the metabolic pathways of the cell, and it is also a very sweet sugar, which gives many fruits their characteristic sweetness. The fructose molecule provides much of the metabolic energy to the cell, but it is likely that it bears a lower glycemic load than other sugars, such as glucose and sucrose. This could be one reason why fruit is better for you than soda drinks! I get mine in a juice concentrate, which is also much less expensive than soda. Fructose rocks!

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    other names: 57-48-7 C00095 D-Fructose D-arabino-Hexulose Fruit sugar Levulose

    Canonical SMILES: C(C1C(C(C(O1)(CO)O)O)O)O

    related molecule names:
    57-48-7 C10906 D-Fructose Amino-D-fructose 6-phosphate Aminofructose 6-phosphate C12214 CPD-535 D-Fructose 2,6-bisphosphate DEOXYMORPHOLINOFRUCTOSE 30237-26-4 D-fructose D-fructose-ring FRU fru-ring fructose fructosteril laevoral laevosan levugen levulose 15978-08-2 D-fructose-1-phosphate FRU1P beta-D-fructose-1-P beta-D-fructose-1-phosphate fructose-1-P fructose-1-phosphate 488-69-7 D-Fructose 1,6-bis(dihydrogenphosphate) D-fructose-1,6-bisphosphate D-fructose-1,6-diphosphate FRUCTOSE-16-DIPHOSPHATE alpha-D-fructose-1,6-diphosphate fructose-1,6-bisphosphate fructose-1,6-diphosphate 643-13-0 A-D-fructose-6-P D-fructose-6-P D-fructose-6-phosphate FRUCTOSE-6P fru-6-P fruc6p fructose-6-P fructose-6-phosphate FRUCTOSEGLYCINE FRUCTOSELYSINE FRUCTOSELYSINE-6-PHOSPHATE fructoselysine-6-P 643-13-0 C00085 D-Fructose 6-phosphate D-Fructose 6-phosphoric acid Neuberg ester 57-48-7 C00095 D-Fructose D-arabino-Hexulose Fruit sugar Levulose 5-Dehydro-D-fructose C00273 488-69-7 C00354 D-Fructose 1,6-bisphosphate C00665 D-Fructose 2,6-bisphosphate beta-D-Fructose 2,6-bisphosphate 15978-08-2 C01094 D-Fructose 1-phosphate C01496 Fructose arabino-Hexulose 7776-48-9 C01719 L-Fructose L-arabino-Hexulose 53188-23-1 C02336 Fructose beta-D-Fructose beta-D-arabino-Hexulose beta-Fruit sugar beta-Levulose C02976 Fructose 1-phosphate C03267 beta-D-Fructofuranose 2-phosphate beta-D-Fructose 2-phosphate Bis-D-fructose 2',1:2,1'-dianhydride C04333 C05000 Fructose 1-phosphate(furanose) C05001 Fructose 1-phosphate(pyranose) C05003 Fructose(pyranose) C05345 beta-D-Fructose 6-phosphate C05378 beta-D-Fructose 1,6-bisphosphate 551-68-8 C06468 D-Allulose D-Altrulose D-Pseudofructose D-Psicose D-erythro-Hexulose D-ribo-2-Hexulose D-ribo-2-Ketohexulose 1,5-Anhydro-D-fructose C06485 512-72-1 Ajugose C08238 alpha-Galactosyl-(1-6)-alpha-galactosyl-(1-6)-alpha-galactosyl-(1-6)-alpha-galactosyl-(1-6)-alpha-glucosyl-(1-2)-beta-fructose 547-25-1 D-(+)-Turanose D-Fructose, 3-O-.alpha.-D-glucopyranosyl- D-Turanose NSC1222 TURANOSE 534-97-4 D-Fructosazone D-Fructose phenylosazone D-Glucosazone D-Glucose phenylosazone D-Mannosazone D-Mannose phenylosazone D-arabino-Hexos-2-ulose, bis(phenylhydrazone) D-arabino-Hexosulose, bis(phenylhydrazone) Dextrosazone NSC2027 6347-01-9 FRUCTOSE, (D) Laevuflex NSC9250 6341-07-7 D-Fructose, 1,3,4,5,6-pentaacetate Fructose, 1,3,4,5,6-pentaacetate, D- NSC46395 D-Fructofuranosylamine, 1-deoxy-1-[(4-methylphenyl)amino]-N-(phenylmethylene)- D-Fructose, 2-benzylideneamino-1,2-dideoxy-1-p-toluidino- NSC47582 .alpha.-D-Fructofuranose 1,6-diphosphate .alpha.-D-Fructofuranose, 1,6-bis(dihydrogen phosphate) 34693-23-7 FRUCTOSE,L,6-DIPHOSPHASE NSC57553 10597-68-9 196419-06-4 3812-57-5 57-48-7 69-67-0 AI3-23514 CCRIS 3335 D-(-)-Fructose D-(-)-Levulose D-Fructose EINECS 200-333-3 FRUCTOSE Fructose [JAN] Fructose solution Fructose, D- Fructose, pure Fruit sugar Furucton Hi-Fructo 970 Krystar 300 Levulose Nevulose Sugar, fruit arabino-Hexulose 125740-83-2 15499-52-2 23558-08-9 23784-19-2 26177-85-5 34378-77-3 38099-82-0 4004-40-4 488-69-7 6035-52-5 6055-82-9 77-82-7 D-Fructofuranose, 1,6-bis(dihydrogen phosphate) D-Fructose, 1,6-bis(dihydrogen phosphate) D-Fructose-1,6-bis(dihydrogenphosphat) D-arabino-2-Hexulose-1,6-bis(dihydrogenphosphat) EINECS 207-683-6 ESAFOSFINA Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Fructose-1,6-diphosphate Harden-Young-Ester 4429-04-3 D-Fructose, 1-amino-1-deoxy- D-Isoglucosamine FRUCTOSAMINE

    pdb file:3342.pdb
    CAS: 57-48-7

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