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D-glucose, Fischer projection

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D-glucose is the most important naturally occurring monosaccharide . The structure is a hexose and an aldose . It plays an important role especially in energy metabolism . Major metabolic pathways involving glucose and its derivatives include glycolysis , gluconeogenesis , glycogen synthesis and degradation , and the pentose cycle .

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  • MATOUŠ, Bohuslav, et al. Fundamentals of medical chemistry and biochemistry. 1st edition. Prague: Galén, 2010. 540 pp.  ISBN 978-80-7262-702-8 .