Agent Name

Uridine diphosphate glucuronic acid

CAS Number

2616-64-0

Formula

C15-H22-N2-O18-P2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

UDPGA; UDP glucuronic acid; UDP-glucuronic acid; Uridine 5'-diphospho-glucuronic acid; Uridine diphosphoglucuronic acid; Uridinediphosphoglucuronic acid; alpha-D-Glucopyranuronic acid, 1-P'-ester with uridine 5'-(trihydrogen diphosphate); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Sources/Uses

"A nucleoside diphosphate sugar which serves as a source of glucuronic acid for polysaccharide biosynthesis. It may also be epimerized to UDP iduronic acid, which donates iduronic acid to polysaccharides. In animals, UDP glucuronic acid is used for formation of many glucosiduronides with various aglycones." [ChemIDplus]

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