Agent Name

D-Mannose 6-phosphate disodium salt

CAS Number

33068-18-7

Formula

C6-H13-O9-P.2Na

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

D-Mannose, 6-(dihydrogen phosphate), disodium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

Description

White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Mannose-6-phosphate (M6P) is a molecule bound by lectin in the immune system. M6P is converted to fructose 6-phosphate by mannose phosphate isomerase. M6P is a key targeting signal for acid hydrolase precursor proteins that are destined for transport to lysosomes." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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