ketohexose


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Related to ketohexose: ketotetrose, Heterocyclics
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Noun1.ketohexose - a monosaccharide having six carbon atoms and a ketone group
hexose - a monosaccharide that contains six carbon atoms per molecule
fructose, fruit sugar, laevulose, levulose - a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits
ketose - any monosaccharide sugar that contains a ketone group or its hemiacetal
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Because there is a lack of natural enzymes that can reduce or oxidize lactose, the scientists engineered existing enzymes to develop a novel process that converts galactose from hydrolyzed lactose into D-tagatose, a ketohexose which is a low-calorie sweetener and well-suited for diabetics.