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Dihydroxyacetone MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dihydroxyacetone
Tree Number(s)
D09.947.875.465.200
D09.947.875.894.200
Unique ID
D004098
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004098
Scope Note
A ketotriose compound. Its addition to blood preservation solutions results in better maintenance of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate levels during storage. It is readily phosphorylated to dihydroxyacetone phosphate by triokinase in erythrocytes. In combination with naphthoquinones it acts as a sunscreening agent.
Entry Term(s)
1,3-Dihydroxy-2-Propanone
Chromelin
Vitadye
Registry Number
O10DDW6JOO
Related Numbers
96-26-4
CAS Type 1 Name
2-Propanone, 1,3-dihydroxy-
Previous Indexing
Acetone (1969-1974)
Trioses (1969-1974)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under TRIOSES 1975-90
History Note
91(75); was see under TRIOSES 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/19
Revision Date
2017/04/10
Dihydroxyacetone Preferred
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