Uridine diphosphate glucuronic acid

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Uridine diphosphate glucuronic acid
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Identifiers
CAS number 2616-64-0
PubChem 17473
ChemSpider 19951236 YesY
MeSH UDP+glucuronic+acid
ChEBI CHEBI:17200 YesY
IUPHAR ligand 1784
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C15H22N2O18P2
Molar mass 580.285
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

UDP glucuronic acid is a sugar used in the creation of polysaccharides and is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of ascorbic acid (except in primates and guinea pigs).

It is made from UDP-glucose by UDP-glucose 6-dehydrogenase (EC 1.1.1.22) using NAD+ as a cofactor. It is the source of the glucuronosyl group in glucuronosyltransferase reactions.


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