|CAS number||(D) , (L)|
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|Molar mass||120.10 g mol−1|
|Solubility in water||Very soluble|
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Erythrose is an anti-cancer agent. In vitro, 3-4mM erythrose effectively kills cancer cells for tested cell lines such as: lung cancers, breast cancers, colorectal cancers, etc; higher dose maybe required for some other cancer cell lines, liver and prostate. 
Erythrose is a very small molecule, molecule weight 120, 2/3 of Glucose. Glucose is the human body universal fuel. Human boday has very high tolerate to glucose. The blood sugar can reach 8mM after a normal meal. Diabetes can have blood sugar (mainly glucose)up to 30mM for days. Lactate, weight 90, blood concentration can reach 4mM after exercise in our body. Ketone bodies, weight about 100, blood concentration can reach up to 15mM during fasting.
Erythrose 4-phosphate is in human body, participate pentose phosphate pathway.
Erythrose is used as body fuel, as glucose. The final products are carbon dioxide and water.
Erythroluse, an isomer of Erythrose, is non-toxic. Toxicity is very low.
Erythrose can be used as only energy source for oxidative bacteria.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 3637
- Wang X and Wei Y 2010 “Erythrose kill cancer cell in vitro and inhibit tumor growth in vivo” American Association for Cancer Research 101st Conference.
- Batt RD, Dickens F, Williamson DH. 1960. Tetrose metabolism 2. The utilization of tetroses and tetritols by rat tissues. Biochem J. 77:281-94.
- Hiatt HH, Horecker BL. 1956. D-erythrose metabolism in a strain of Alcaligenes faecalis. J Bacteriol. 71(6):649-54.
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