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Microbial and Enzymatic Process for Xylitol Production from D-glucose

[ Vol. 18 , Issue. 24 ]


Xianghui Qi, Xu Wang, Jing Lin, Jingfei Zhu, Yan Luo, Wenying Deng, Fei Wang, Wenjing Sun and Jianzong Meng   Pages 3131 - 3135 ( 5 )


A microbial and enzymatic process for xylitol production that initiates from D-glucose occurs by virtue of a three-step process in which D-arabitol is the first intermediate product and D-xylulose is the second. To date, the steps of the formation of D-arabitol and the conversion of xylitol from D-xylulose are key points of departure for promoting the overall process for xylitol production from D-glucose. This review provides comprehensive insights regarding potential methods of xylitol production from D-glucose, which might be an alternative to the classical process that utilizes D-xylose as substrate.


D-arabitol dehydrogenase (ArDH), D-arabitol, D-glucose, D-xylulose, xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH), xylitol.


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