L-fucose (6-deoxy-L-galactose) is found as a constituent of N-glycan chains of glycoproteins; it is the only common L-form of sugar involved. D-fucose is usually encountered as a synthetic galactose analogue.
<biochemistry> L fucose (6 deoxy L galactose) is found as a constituent of N glycan chains of glycoproteins, it is the only common L form of sugar involved. D fucose is usually encountered as a synthetic galactose analogue. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(fu´kōs) a monosaccharide occurring as L-fucose in a number of mucopolysaccharides and mucoproteins.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
Type: Term Pronunciation: fyū′kōs Definitions: 1. a methylpentose, the l-configuration of which occurs in the mucopolysaccharides of the blood group substances, in human milk (as a polysaccharide), and elsewhere in nature. The d-configuration has been found in certain antibiotics and in certain plant glycosides. Synonym...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=35663
Fucose is a hexose deoxy sugar with the chemical formula C6H12O5. It is found on N-linked glycans on the mammalian, insect and plant cell surface, and is the fundamental sub-unit of the fucoidan polysaccharide. α(1→3) linked core fucose is a suspected carbohydrate antigen for IgE-mediated allergy. Two structural features distinguish fucose from...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucose
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