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<biochemistry> L fucose (6 deoxy L galactose) is found as a constituent of N glycan chains of glycoproteins, it is the only common L form of sugar involved. D fucose is usually encountered as a synthetic galactose analogue.

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Abbreviation: Fuc

(11 Mar 2008)

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