Xylose is classified as a monosaccharide of the aldopentose type, which means that it contains five carbon atoms and includes an aldehyde functional group.
Other names in common use include D-xylose isomerase, D-xylose ketoisomerase, and D-xylose ketol-isomerase.
It is derived from hemicellulose, one of the main constituents of biomass. Xylose is a sugar first isolated from wood, and named for it. Xylose Isomeraseis an enzyme that catalyzes the interconversion of D-xylose and D-xylulose. Xylose-isomerases are also commonly called fructose-isomerases due to their ability to interconvert glucose and fructose. The systematic name of this enzyme class is D-xylose aldose-ketose-isomerase.
In the pharmaceutical sector, xylose isomerase is used in the production of sucral (low caloric sugar) for patients suffering from obesity and metabolic syndromes.
|Appearance:||Off white to cream color powder|
|Loss on Drying:||NMT 5.0% w/w|
|ASSAY:||upto 100000 µ/g|