Flashcards in Sorbitol Deck (7)
Glucose can be converted to sorbitol via the enzyme:
Sorbitol is the _____________ of glucose
What can convert sorbitol to fructose?
Sorbitol that converts to fructose can then enter which pathway? How?
Fructose converted to fructose 1-phosphate -->glyceraldehyde
Examples of tissue that LACK sorbitol dehydrogenase:
Lens, retina, and Schwann cells
Sorbitol does what to cells? Why?
Draws water in - osmotically active