Agent Name

Mannose 6-phosphate

CAS Number

3672-15-9

Formula

C6-H13-O9-P

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

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

Category

Monosaccharides and Derivatives

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]

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