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 (sôr′bĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
A white, sweetish, crystalline alcohol, C6H8(OH)6, found in various berries and fruits or prepared synthetically and used as a flavoring agent, a sugar substitute for people with diabetes, and a moisturizer in cosmetics and other products.

[sorb (since it was first isolated from the berries of the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia)) + -it(e) + -ol.]


(Elements & Compounds) a white water-soluble crystalline alcohol with a sweet taste, found in certain fruits and berries and manufactured by the catalytic hydrogenation of sucrose: used as a sweetener (E420) and in the manufacture of ascorbic acid and synthetic resins. Formula: C6H8(OH)6
[C19: from sorb + -itol]


(ˈsɔr bɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl)

a sugar alcohol, C6H14O6, naturally occurring in many fruits or synthesized, used as a sugar substitute and in the manufacture of vitamin C.
[1890–95; sorbite an earlier alternate name (sorb + -ite1) + -ol1]


[ˈsɔːbɪtɒl] Nsorbitol m


n sorbitol m
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They found 10 potential biomarkers including 1,5 Anhydroglucitol (The most important metabolite), [alpha]-Hydroxyvaleric acid, Galactose glucitol, Phenylalanine, Glutamic acid, L-Isoleucine, Phenylpropionic acid, N-acetylglycine, Ornithine and Lysine, and six metabolic pathways (Alanine, Aspartate and Glutamate metabolism, Arginine and Proline metabolism, Lysine degradation, Phenylalanine metabolism, Aminoacyl-tRNA biosynthesis, D-Glutamine and D-Glutamate metabolism) in plasma.
Los taninos hidrosolubles son moleculas complejas con un poliol como nucleo central (como glucosa o glucitol) que estan parcial o totalmente esterificados con un grupo fenolico.
Several investigators have identified some metabolomics as promising diagnostic markers for the early detection of PDAC, including palmitic acid, glucitol, xylitol, inositol, and histidine [34, 35].
Saier Jr., "Physical and genetic characterization of the glucitol operon in Escherichia coli," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
The 10 potential biomarkers are 1,5-anhydroglucitol, [alpha]-hydroxyvaleric acid, galactose glucitol, phenylalanine, glutamic acid, L-isoleucine, phenylpropionic acid, N-acetylglycine, ornithine, and lysine.