Xylulose 5-phosphate

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Xylulose 5-phosphate
Xylulose 5-phosphate.svg
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
MeSH xylulose-5-phosphate
Properties
C5H11O8P
Molar mass 230.11 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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D-Xylulose 5-phosphate (D-xylulose-5-P) is an intermediate in the pentose phosphate pathway. It is a ketose sugar formed from ribulose-5-phosphate. Although previously thought of mainly as an intermediary in the pentose phosphate pathway, recent research has shown that the sugar has a role in gene expression, mainly by promoting the ChREBP transcription factor in the well-fed state.[1]

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