uridine diphosphate n-acetylglucosaminemedical dictionary

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Serves as the biological precursor of insect chitin, of muramic acid in bacterial cell walls, and of sialic acids in mammalian glycoproteins.

Chemical name: Uridine 5'-(trihydrogen diphosphate), P'-(2-(acetylamino)-2-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl) ester

(12 Dec 1998)