Mannose is a sugar monomer of the aldohexose series of carbohydrates. Mannose is a C-2 epimer of glucose. Mannose is important in human metabolism, especially in the glycosylation of certain proteins.L-Mannose has been used in a study to assess substrate specificity of galactokinase from Streptococcus pneumoniae. It has also been used in a study to investigate a versatile route to L-hexoses.
Carbohydrates and Nucleosides
|Appearance||white crystalline powder|
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