What is L-Fucose?

Fucose is a hexose deoxy amoroso with the actinic blueprint C6H12O5. It is begin on N-linked glycans on the mammalian, insect and bulb corpuscle surface, and is the axiological sub-unit of the fucoidan polysaccharide. Alpha1→3 affiliated amount fucose is a doubtable carbohydrate antigen for IgE-mediated allergy.
Two structural appearance analyze fucose from added six-carbon sugars present in mammals: the abridgement of a hydroxyl accumulation on the carbon at the 6-position (C-6) and the L-configuration. It is agnate to 6-deoxy-L-galactose.
In the Fucose-containing glycan structures, fucosylated glycans, fucose can abide as a terminal modification or serve as an adapter point for abacus added sugars. In animal N-linked glycans, fucose is a lot of frequently affiliated α-1,6 to the abbreviation terminal beta-N-acetylglucosamine. However, fucose at the non-reducing termini affiliated α-1,2 to galactose forms the H antigen, the basement of the A and B claret accumulation antigens.
Fucose is metabolized by an agitator alleged alpha-fucosidase.
L-Fucose is claimed to accept appliance in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and comestible supplements.