Rhamnose

(BAN, USAN, rINN)

Chemical information

Ramnosa; Ramnoza; L-Rhamnose. 6-DeoxyL-mannose.
Chemical formula: C6H12O5 = 164.2.
CAS — 3615-41-6.

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Rhamnose is a monosaccharide used to assess intestinal permeability. For reference to the use of rhamnose in the differential sugar absorption test, see Diagnosis and Testing under Lactulose.
1. van Nieuwenhoven MA, et al. The sensitivity of the lactulose/rhamnose gut permeability test. Eur J Clin Invest 1999; 29: 160–5
2. Haase AM, et al. Dual sugar permeability testing in diarrheal disease. J Pediatr 2000; 136: 232–7
3. van Nieuwenhoven MA, et al. Effects of pre- and post-absorptive factors on the lactulose/rhamnose gut permeability test. Clin Sci 2000; 98: 349–53.
Published May 08, 2019.