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  1. Uridine diphosphate glucuronic acid

    UDP glucuronic acid is a sugar used in the creation of polysaccharides and is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of ascorbic acid. It is made from UDP-glucose by UDP-glucose 6-dehydrogenase using NAD+ as a cofactor. It is the source of the glucuronosyl group in glucuronosyltransferase reactions.

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  1. Uridine Diphosphate Glucuronic Acid

    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.


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