L-Arabitol is the reduced alcohol form of L-arabinose. It is produced by some fungus from enzymatic reduction of L-arabinose. L-Arabitol is metabolized by a variety of different bacteria and fungus utilizing an arabitol dehydrogenase enzyme. Arabitol dehydrogenase genes have been introduced into plants to serve as a positive selection marker for transgenic cells. L-Arabitol has been shown to be an inducer of a hydrolytic xylanase enzyme used for catabolism of L-xylose in the saprophytic fungus Hypocrea jecorina.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
MW: 152.15 g/mol
White to slightly off-white crystalline powder
Storage/Handling: Store at 4°C, keep dry and protect from light.
PubChem Chemical ID: 439255
|Grade||MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE|
|Storage/Handling||Store desiccated at 4°C. Protect from light.|