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Dotted lines outline the atoms lost by the ketose and gained by the aldose. For mechanism click here.

Main donors: sedoheoptulose 7-phosphate, fructose 6-phosphate, xylulose 5-phosphate

Main acceptors: ribosose 5-phosphate, erythrose 4-phosphate, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate

R or R' =

for sedoheptulose 7-phosphate
and ribose 5-phosphate
for fructose 6-phosphate
and erythrose 4-phosphate
for xylulose 5-phosphate
and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate

Click here for explanation of the Fischer projection.

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