uridine diphosphate

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uridine

 [u´rĭ-dēn]
a ribonucleoside containing uracil.
uridine diphosphate (UDP) a nucleotide that participates in glycogen metabolism and in some processes of nucleic acid synthesis.
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uridine diphosphate

A uridine-containing nucleotide important in certain metabolic reactions, in which it transports sugars such as glucose and galactose.
See also: uridine
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