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In Lehninger: Hexoses act also as lewis bases donating electrons. E.g. during nucleophilic attack of MgATP by glucose catalyzed by Hexokinase. I've never read anything about it being an acid i.e. electron acceptor. Really need a citation for that part of the article. Any thoughts?


Of these, only three occur in nature: D-glucose, D-galactose, and D-mannose.

Of these D isomers all, except altrose, are naturally occurring. No L isomers are found naturally.

I found this two sentences in the article, in the same Aldohexoses section. What does that mean, could somebody explain a bit further please?Fufu Fang 21:36, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

It's a simplification commonly done, as those are by far the commonest, can't be bothered to correct that, as I can't find the example of the altrose (remember it is found on some marine protophyta or such). Dreg743 04:41, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Why are there no ketohexoses with the carbonyl group at position 3 instead of position 2? Icek 01:24, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I had read the page Aldohexose a while ago, and added the mnemonic device found there page also. Later I realized that I should have cited a source for the statement that it is due to Hermann Emil Fischer, so I searched for it online and found that the same mnemonic exists on thise page too. Then it became evident that an Aldohexose section already exists here, and contains essentially the same material as the Aldohexose page itself. Seems like the Aldohexose page should simply redirect to Hexose#Aldohexose, but I'm new around here and not sure how things work, so I proposed a merger instead. Bbi5291 (talk) 00:14, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Oppose, keep article move information from hexose except for a summary. Plasmic Physics (talk) 12:32, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't look like there is support for a merge, so I will remove the templates. --Kkmurray (talk) 18:31, 21 November 2010 (UTC)