from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An aldose, C6H12O5, present in certain brown algae and in the polysaccharides associated with some blood groups.

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  • n. The aldohexose (3S,4R,5R,6S)-6-methyloxane-2,3,4,5-tetrol present in several glycans and mucopolysaccharides

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline sugar, C6H12O5, obtained by heating sea weeds with dilute sulphuric acid.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

fuc(us) + -ose2.


  • It's short for fucose mutarotase., the gene isn't by definition the gay gene, but it is linked to reproductive behavior.

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  • The nitrated peptides were eluted with 50% acetonitrile/0. 2% trifluoroacetic acid, dried, resuspended in 1.5 µl of matrix suspension (4 mg α-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid, 0.8 mg 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid in 50% acetonitrile/0. 1% trifluoroacetic acid, 0.1 mM fucose), and deposited on a stainless steel target.

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  • Mice homozygous for the hypomorphic Notch1 [12f] allele, which removes the single O-fucose glycan in epidermal growth factor-like repeat 12 (EGF12) of the Notch1 ligand binding domain (lbd), exhibit reduced growth after weaning and defective T cell development.

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  • One recent KU graduate, Patrick Selley, was involved in a group research project that studied the role of fucose, a type of sugar, in early cancer detection.

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  • Glycopeptide isoforms consisted of pauci - or oligomannose, with and without fucose on N-acetylglucosamine (s) linked to asparagine residues.

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  • Monoclonal antibodies produced in EB66® cells have human-like glycosylation profile, with the remarkable additional feature of having reduced fucose content.

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  • Carbohydrate composition was investigated using mannose -, fucose - and sialic acid-specific plant lectins and galectin-1.

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  • O-linked fucose residues on Notch can serve as substrates for further sugar modification by Fringe (FNG) proteins.

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  • One critical posttranslational modification of Notch for its function in vivo is the addition of O-linked fucose residues by protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 (POFUT1).

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