uridine diphosphate galactosemedical dictionary

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A nucleoside diphosphate sugar which can be epimerised into udpglucose for entry into the mainstream of carbohydrate metabolism. Serves as a source of galactose in the synthesis of lipopolysaccharides, cerebrosides, and lactose.

Chemical name: Uridine 5'-(trihydrogen diphosphate), P'-alpha-D-galactopyranosyl ester

(12 Dec 1998)