A four-carbon sugar in which the two central hydroxyl groups are in trans orientation ( cis in erythrose).
Threose is a four-carbon monosaccharide or carbohydrate with molecular formula C4H8O4. It has a terminal aldehyde group rather than a ketone in its linear chain, and so is considered part of the aldose family of monosaccharides. The threose name can be used to refer to both the D- and L-stereoisomers, and more generally to the racemic mixture (D/L...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threose
<biochemistry> A four carbon sugar in which the two central hydroxyl groups are in trans orientation (cis in erythrose). ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Type: Term Pronunciation: thrē′ōs Definitions: 1. An aldotetrose; one of the two aldoses (the other is erythrose) containing four carbon atoms.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=91743
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