Mannose is a sugar monomer of the aldohexose series of carbohydrates. It is a C-2 epimer of glucose. Mannose is important in human metabolism, especially in the glycosylation of certain proteins. Several congenital disorders of glycosylation are associated with mutations in enzymes involved in mannose metabolism.
Molecular weight: 180,16 g/mol
Mannose is not an essential nutrient; it can be produced in the human body from glucose, or converted into glucose.
D-Mannose is used as a dietary supplement e.g. to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
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Standard packing 25 kg drums.
Regularly available from European stock in quantities 3000 kg+.