uridine diphosphoglucose

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uridine diphosphoglucose

[′yu̇r·ə‚dīn dī¦fä′sfō′glü‚kōs]
(biochemistry)
A compound in which α-glucopyranose is esterified, at carbon atom 1, with the terminal phosphate group of uridine-5′-pyrophosphate (that is, uridine diphosphate); occurs in animal, plant, and microbial cells; functions as a key in the transformation of glucose to other sugars. Abbreviated UDPG.
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