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Compound Summary for: CID 892

Inositol

Also known as: myo-inositol; meso-Inositol; Scyllo-inositol; Muco-Inositol; i-Inositol; Myoinositol; Allo-inositol; epi-Inositol
Molecular Formula: C6H12O6   Molecular Weight: 180.15588   InChIKey: CDAISMWEOUEBRE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
An isomer of glucose that has traditionally been considered to be a B vitamin although it has an uncertain status as a vitamin and a deficiency syndrome has not been identified in man. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1379) Inositol phospholipids are important in signal transduction.   From: MeSH
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