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Synonym: (3S,4R)-3,4,5-Trihydroxy-2-pentanone, 1-Deoxy-D-threo-2-pentulose
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation): C5H10O4
Molecular Weight: 134.13
CAS Number: 60299-43-6
|optical activity||[α]/D +31.0±3.0°, c = 1 in H2O|
Metabolite of the non-mevalonate pathway, generally found in prokaryotes, as precursor to isoprenoids as well as non-isoprenoids like vitamins. As this pathway is not present in humans, it is of interest for the development of bacterium-specific drugs in the search for treatments of infectious diseases.