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Fructose 1,6-phosphate is fructose sugar phosphorylated on carbons 1 and 6 (ie. is a fructosephosphate). The β-D-form of this compound is very common in cells. The vast majority of glucose and fructose entering a cell will become converted to fructose 1,6-phosphate at some point.
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Fructose 1,6-phosphate in glycolysis
Fructose 1,6-phosphate lies within the glycolysis metabolic pathway and is produced by phosphorylation of fructose 6-phosphate. It is in turn broken down into two compounds; glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate and glycerone phosphate. It is allosteric activator of pyruvate kinase.
Compound C05345 at KEGG Pathway Database. Enzyme 22.214.171.124 at KEGG Pathway Database. Enzyme 126.96.36.199 at KEGG Pathway Database. Compound C05378 at KEGG Pathway Database. Enzyme 188.8.131.52 at KEGG Pathway Database. Compound C00111 at KEGG Pathway Database. Compound C00118 at KEGG Pathway Database.
The numbering of the carbon atoms indicates the fate of the carbons according to their position in fructose 6-phosphate.
Fructose 1,6-phosphate isomerism
Fructose 1,6-phosphate has only one biologically active isomer, the β-D-form. There are many other isomers, analogous to those of fructose.
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