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UDPxylose

Pronunciation: zi'los

Definition: A sugar derivative in which a pyrophosphate group links the 5' position of uridine and the 1-position of d-xylose; formed by the decarboxylation of UDPglucuronic acid; required for the synthesis of proteoglycans; inhibits UDPglucose dehydrogenase.

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