A plasmolyticum that reversibly inhibits the phenylalanine ammonia-lyase activity of protoplasts at concentrations exceeding 50 mM; Synchronization of Plasmodiumfalciparum erythrocytic stages in culture; Increases fungal α-amylase thermostability.
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Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol and slowly metabolized sweetener. Sorbitol, a bacterial culture supplement, is used for the preparation of selective plating media to culture Sorbitol-fermenting bacteria including strains of Escherichia coli and Yersinia enterocolitica.
D-Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that is commonly used as a sugar substitute. It occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose. The food industry uses D-sorbitol as an additive in the form of a sweetener, humectant, emulsifier, thickener, or dietary supplement. D-Sorbitol has also been found in cosmetics, paper, and pharmaceuticals. Naturally, D-sorbitol occurs widely in plants via photosynthesis, ranging from algae to higher order fruits of the family Rosaceae. Allelic variation of the Tas1r3 gene affects behavioral taste responses to this sugar alcohol, suggesting that it is a T1R3 receptor ligand.