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fucose

 [fu´kōs]
a monosaccharide occurring as l-fucose in a number of mucopolysaccharides and mucoproteins.

fu·cose (Fuc),

(fyū'kōs),
6-Deoxygalactose; a methylpentose, the l-configuration of which occurs in the mucopolysaccharides of the blood group substances, in human milk (as a polysaccharide), and elsewhere in nature. The d-configuration has been found in certain antibiotics and in certain plant glycosides.
Synonym(s): rhodeose

fucose

(fyo͞o′kōs′)
n.
An aldose, C6H12O5, present in certain brown algae and many other organisms. Fucose is an important component of the antigens that determine blood groups in humans.

fu·cose

(fū'kōs)
6-Deoxygalactose; a methylpentose, the l-configuration of which occurs in the mucopolysaccharides of blood group substances, in human milk (as a polysaccharide), and elsewhere in nature. The d-configuration has been found in some antibiotics.
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1: rhamnose; 2: fucose; 3: arabinose; 4: xylose; 5: mannose; 6: glucose; 7: galactose.
Alterations appear mainly in core branching, in poly-LacNAc extension and in terminal units, such as in Sia and fucose content.
However, it is not clear whether core fucose exists in PMCs, so we first examined it by immunofluorescence staining and found that it existed in rat PMCs.
In plants, the [alpha](1,3) linked fucose is commonly found in complex Asnlinked glycans and paucimannosidic Asn-linked glycans [53] and is added in the Golgi apparatus.
The structure of these polysaccharides was studied, showing that the four seaweed polysaccharides are mainly composed of galactose and/or fucose. DPY-1 and DGL-2 are primarily composed of galactose; the contents of which reach to 92.0 and 95.8, respectively.
Lectins have been isolated from distinct sources such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae, animals, and plants [1]; they show specificity to distinct carbohydrates, such as mannose, sialic acid, fucose, N-acetylglucosamine, galactose/N-acetylgalactosamine, complex glycans, and glycoproteins [4, 5].
The differing numbers of galactose and fucose present on this IgG molecule are evident from the mass spec analyses.
The new technology licensed by Mesoblast involves a patented process that results in ex vivo fucosylation (exofucosylation) of, or addition of fucose to, cell surface receptors on stem cells.
It was also detected the presence of arabinose, fucose, galactose, rhamnose and xylose in small proportions, as well as pectin (Table 2).