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Any of various simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose, that have six carbon atoms per molecule.
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(ˈhɛksəʊs; -əʊz)
(Biochemistry) a monosaccharide, such as glucose, that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
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(ˈhɛk soʊs)

any of a class of sugars, as glucose and fructose, containing six carbon atoms.
[1890–95; < Greek héx six + -ose2]
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Noun1.hexose - a monosaccharide that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
aldohexose - a monosaccharide sugar having six carbon atoms and an aldehyde group
ketohexose - a monosaccharide having six carbon atoms and a ketone group
monosaccharide, monosaccharose, simple sugar - a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates
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Acidic invertase is a key enzyme in phloem unloading and maintainance of hexoses supply to meristems (STURM; TANG, 1999), while neutral invertase controls internal hexose levels into the cell of mature tissues, where the susy activity is low (VAN DEN ENDE; VAN LAERE, 1995).
NADPH required for an effective treatment is derived from the hexose monophosphate pathway, therefore, the G6PD level should be normal (15,16).
Cellulase can degrade cellulose fiber to monosaccharides, such as hexose and pentose.
However, evidence has since suggested that the increased glucose uptake in SDH paragangliomas is instead associated with increased expression of glucose and hexose transporters through the HIF-1 pathway rather than through metabolic changes.
Homofermentative lactic acid bacteria metabolize hexose sugar entirely by Embden-Meyerhof pathway [4].
Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) is a generic term to describe a plant polysaccharide extracted from a liquid culture of basidiomycetous mycelia of Lentinula edodes.
Irv also suggested I use a fermented mushroom extract containing "active hexose correlated compound" (AHCC).
It seems that the yeast Pichia stipitis, among pentose's fermenting microorganisms, is able to ferment xylose and hexose in ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysate under relevant conditions in the bioconversion process, such as pH, temperature, oxygen, agitation and composition of the medium (Hahn-Hagerdal, Linden, Senac, & Skoog, 1991; Ryding, Niklasson, & Liden, 1993; Sunitha, Lee, & Oh, 1999; Nigam, 2001; Agbogbo, Haagensen, Milam, & Wenger, 2008; Farias, Andrade, & Maugeri Filho, 2013).
This is shown by a comparison between the changes which take place in embryos germinated on their endosperms and those which are excised and grown on sand moistened with a culture solution containing no carbohydrate The production of fresh cell wall material indicated by the increase in the insoluble fractions is as great in the excised embryos as in the germinating grains, both show a slight accumulation of maltose and in neither is there any marked accumulation of hexose. In both cases there is a rapid loss of sucrose and raffinose, which also contains a sucrose unit, and only here is there any clear indication of the entry of sugar derived from the reserves in the endosperm.
Winkler, "Isolation and characterization of mutations affecting the transport of hexose phosphates in Escherichia coliJournal of Bacteriology, vol.
As to flavonoid C-glycosides, cross-ring cleavages of the sugar moiety are common to produce characteristic ions [[M-H-150].sup.-] ([sup.0,1]X), [M-H-120]- (0,2X), and [[M-H-90].sup.-] ([sup.0,3]X) for hexose substitution [21].