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Ketone

(Science: biochemistry) a byproduct of fat metabolism. An overabundance of ketones in the bloodstream is seen in a severe metabolic derangement known as diabetic ketoacidosis.


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Fasting and bloodsugar

First, after 12 hour starving, the glucose is really droping, while ketone bodies rise. Further, it could have something to do with the regulations, but it's been long time since I had something to do with these, so I cannot tell exactly.

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by JackBean
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
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Re: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

... explanation. The way that it goes is that the anomeric carbon (the carbon adjacent to the oxygen in the sugar ring is the one that makes the ketone group in the open ring form and the oxygen of the ketone is the oxygen in the ring) is bound up into a non-reducing disaccharide as is the case ...

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by daniel.kurz
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:44 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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Re:

... does have one hydroxyl and can polymerize (as in the case of starches). see this website please.( in the text you can find this sentence:"ketone-bearing sugars like fructose are considered reducing sugars" Therefor fructose is reducing sugar.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reducing_sugar ...

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by Maatomaat
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:57 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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Views: 10503

Re: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

Fructose is what carbohydrate chemists call "non-reducing" Fructose is a reducing sugar (ketone group)... That's news to me. Please show me this reducing ketone group? please see this picture http://www.whisky.de/archiv/experte/images/fructose.gif c=o is ketone ...

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by Maatomaat
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:38 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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Re: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide

Fructose is what carbohydrate chemists call "non-reducing" Fructose is a reducing sugar (ketone group)... That's news to me. Please show me this reducing ketone group?

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: fructose as a monomer for a polysaccharide
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