Arabitol or arabinitol is a sugar alcohol. It can be formed by the reduction of either arabinose or lyxose. Some organic acid tests check for the presence of D-arabitol, which may indicate overgrowth of intestinal microbes such as Candida albicans or other yeast/fungus species.L-Arabitol is used as an inducer of xylanase expression in Hypocrea jecorina (Trichoderma reesei). L-Arabitol is used to identify, differentiate and characterize L-arabitol dehydrogenase(s).
Carbohydrates and Nucleosides
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