3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||150.13 g/mol|
|Appearance||Colorless crystals as prisms or needles|
|Density||1.585 g/cm3 (20 ºC)|
|Melting point||164 to 165 °C (327 to 329 °F; 437 to 438 K)|
|834 g/1 L (25 °C (77 °F))|
|NFPA 704 (fire diamond)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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For biosynthetic reasons, most saccharides are almost always more abundant in nature as the "D"-form, or structurally analogous to D-glyceraldehyde.[note 1] However, L-arabinose is in fact more common than D-arabinose in nature and is found in nature as a component of biopolymers such as hemicellulose and pectin.
The L-arabinose operon, also known as the araBAD operon, has been the subject of much biomolecular research. The operon directs the catabolism of arabinose in E. coli, and it is dynamically activated in the presence of arabinose and the absence of glucose.
Use in biology
In synthetic biology, arabinose is often used as a one-way or reversible switch for protein expression under the Pbad promoter in E. coli. This on-switch can be negated by the presence of glucose or reversed off by the addition of glucose in the culture medium which is a form of catabolite repression.
Use in foods
- The D/L nomenclature does not refer to the molecule's optical rotation properties but to its structural analogy to glyceraldehyde.
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- Merriam Webster Dictionary
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