(= 2-deoxyglucose) Analogue of glucose in which the hydroxyl on C-2 is replaced by a hydrogen atom. Since it is often taken up by cells but not further metabolized, it can be used to study glucose transport, and also to inhibit glucose utilization.
<chemical> 2-deoxy-d-arabino-hexose. An antimetabolite of glucose with antiviral activity. ... Pharmacological action: antimetabolites, antiviral agents. ... Chemical name: D-arabino-Hexose, 2-deoxy- ... (12 Dec 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
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