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Fructose 6-phosphate (also known as the Neuberg ester) is fructose sugar phosphorylated on carbon 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 this at some point. The name Neuberg ester comes from the German biochemist Carl Neuberg.
Additional recommended knowledge
In 1918, Carl Neuberg found that the compound (only later identified as fructose 6-phosphate) could be produced by mild acid hydrolysis of "Harden-Young ester" (fructose 2,6-bisphosphate).
Fructose 6-phosphate in glycolysis
Compound C00668 at KEGG Pathway Database. Enzyme 220.127.116.11 at KEGG Pathway Database. Compound C05345 at KEGG Pathway Database. Enzyme 18.104.22.168 at KEGG Pathway Database. Enzyme 22.214.171.124 at KEGG Pathway Database. Reaction  at KEGG Pathway Database. Compound C05378 at KEGG Pathway Database.
Fructose 6-phosphate isomerism
Fructose 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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