Agent Name

Uridine diphosphate galactose

CAS Number

2956-16-3

Formula

C15-H24-N2-O17-P2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

UDP galactose; UDPgal; Uridine diphosphogalactose; Uridine pyrophosphogalactose; Uridinediphosphogalactose; Uridine 5'-(trihydrogen diphosphate), P'-alpha-D-galactopyranosyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Description

Disodium salt: White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"A nucleoside diphosphate sugar which can be epimerized into UDPglucose for entry into the mainstream of carbohydrate metabolism. Serves as a source of galactose in the synthesis of lipopolysaccharides, cerebrosides, and lactose." [ChemIDplus]

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