uridine diphosphate xylosemedical dictionary

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The decarboxylation product of udpglucuronic acid, which is used for formation of the xylosides of seryl hydroxyl groups in mucoprotein synthesis. Also forms plant xylans.

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

(12 Dec 1998)