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Inositol

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  1. is a carbocyclic polyol that plays an important role as the structural basis for a number of secondary messengers in eukaryotic cells, including inositol phosphates, phosphatidylinositol (PI) and phosphatidylinositol phosphate (PIP) lipids

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  2. of which the most prominent naturally occurring form is myo-inositol, cis-1,2,3,5-trans-4,6-cyclohexanehexol

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  3. found in many foods, in particular, in cereals with high bran content, nuts, beans, and fruit, especially cantaloupe melons and oranges

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  4. not considered a vitamin itself because it can be synthesised by the body

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  5. Other naturally occurring isomers (though in minimal quantities) are scyllo-, chiro-, muco-, and neo-inositol

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