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Organic Chemistry

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John E. McMurry
ISBN: 9781305080485

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9th Edition
John E. McMurry
ISBN: 9781305080485
Textbook Problem

One of the steps in the biological pathway for carbohydrate metabolism is the conversion of fructose 1, 6-bisphosphate into dihydroxyacetone phosphate and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate. Propose a mechanism for the transformation.

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Interpretation:

Description of a biological process.

Explanation

Two classes of desolates are used by organisms for catalpes of the retro aldol reaction. In fungi, algal and some bacteria, the retro cldol reaction in catalyzed by classs II aldolazes. Which function by coordination of the fructose carbonyl group with Zn2 as the leurs acid. In plants and animals, the reaction is catalyzed by class I dolases and does not occur ion the free ketone...

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