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Record Information
Version1.0
Creation Date2016-09-30 22:20:31 UTC
Update Date2020-06-04 20:32:35 UTC
BMDB IDBMDB0000174
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • BMDB00174
Metabolite Identification
Common NameL-Fucose
DescriptionL-Fucose, also known as L-rha or 6-deoxymannose, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as hexoses. These are monosaccharides in which the sugar unit is a is a six-carbon containing moeity. L-Fucose exists as a solid, possibly soluble (in water), and an extremely weak basic (essentially neutral) compound (based on its pKa) molecule. L-Fucose exists in all living organisms, ranging from bacteria to humans. L-Fucose can be converted into fucose 1-phosphate; which is mediated by the enzyme L-fucose kinase. In cattle, L-fucose is involved in the metabolic pathway called the fructose and mannose degradation pathway.
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
ValueSource
6-Deoxy-L-galactoseChEBI
(-)-FucoseHMDB
(-)-L-FucoseHMDB
6-Deoxy-L-galactopyranoseHMDB
6-DesoxygalactoseHMDB
6-Methyloxane-2,3,4,5-tetrolHMDB
6-Methyltetrahydropyran-2,3,4,5-tetraolHMDB
FucoseHMDB
IsodulcitHMDB
L-(-)-FucoseHMDB
L-FucopyranoseHMDB
L-GalactomethyloseHMDB
RhodeoseHMDB
alpha FucoseHMDB
alpha-FucoseHMDB
DeoxygalactoseHMDB
Chemical FormulaC6H12O5
Average Molecular Weight164.1565
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight164.068473494
IUPAC NameNot Available
Traditional NameNot Available
CAS Registry Number2438-80-4
SMILESNot Available
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C6H12O5/c1-2-3(7)4(8)5(9)6(10)11-2/h2-10H,1H3/t2-,3+,4+,5-,6?/m0/s1
InChI KeySHZGCJCMOBCMKK-DHVFOXMCSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as hexoses. These are monosaccharides in which the sugar unit is a is a six-carbon containing moeity.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassCarbohydrates and carbohydrate conjugates
Direct ParentHexoses
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Hexose monosaccharide
  • Oxane
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Hemiacetal
  • Oxacycle
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Polyol
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
StatusDetected and Quantified
Origin
  • Endogenous
BiofunctionNot Available
ApplicationNot Available
Cellular locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Lysosome
  • Myelin sheath
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point140 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility985 mg/mLNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted PropertiesNot Available
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Lysosome
  • Myelin sheath
Biospecimen Locations
  • Epidermis
  • Fibroblasts
  • Intestine
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Mammary Gland
  • Milk
  • Neuron
  • Ovary
  • Pancreas
  • Placenta
  • Ruminal Fluid
  • Spleen
  • Testis
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
EpidermisExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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FibroblastsExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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IntestineExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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KidneyExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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LiverDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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LiverDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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Mammary GlandDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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Mammary GlandDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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MilkDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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MilkDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot Specified
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MilkDetected and Quantified27.79 +/- 13.14 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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MilkDetected and Quantified35 +/- 9 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
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MilkDetected and Quantified23 +/- 11 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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MilkDetected and Quantified28 +/- 2 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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MilkDetected and Quantified25 +/- 3 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
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MilkDetected and Quantified21.03 +/- 14.33 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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MilkDetected and Quantified25 +/- 3 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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MilkDetected and Quantified35 +/- 9 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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MilkDetected and Quantified23 +/- 11 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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MilkDetected and Quantified28 +/- 2 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
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MilkDetected and Quantified15.36 +/- 7.37 uMNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Normal
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NeuronExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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OvaryExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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PancreasExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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PlacentaExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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Ruminal FluidDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot Specified
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Ruminal FluidDetected and Quantified763.813 +/- 751.731 uMNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
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SpleenExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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TestisExpected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNormal
  • Not Applicable
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Abnormal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
Ruminal FluidDetected and Quantified2415.813 +/- 1248.434 uMNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedRumen acidosis
    • Fozia Saleem, Sou...
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HMDB IDHMDB0000174
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FooDB IDFDB020543
KNApSAcK IDC00035100
Chemspider ID16190
KEGG Compound IDC01019
BioCyc IDL-FUCOSE
BiGG ID36636
Wikipedia LinkFucose
METLIN ID268
PubChem Compound17106
PDB ID1AH1
ChEBI ID2181
References
Synthesis ReferenceXu, Zuhong; Zhao, Zengqin; Zhang, Quanbin; Niu, Xizhen; Zhang, Hong; Li, Zhien. Method for preparing L-fucose from laminaria japonica. Faming Zhuanli Shenqing Gongkai Shuomingshu (2005), 8 pp.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Sundekilde UK, Gustavsson F, Poulsen NA, Glantz M, Paulsson M, Larsen LB, Bertram HC: Association between the bovine milk metabolome and rennet-induced coagulation properties of milk. J Dairy Sci. 2014 Oct;97(10):6076-84. doi: 10.3168/jds.2014-8304. Epub 2014 Jul 30. [PubMed:25087032 ]
  2. Buitenhuis AJ, Sundekilde UK, Poulsen NA, Bertram HC, Larsen LB, Sorensen P: Estimation of genetic parameters and detection of quantitative trait loci for metabolites in Danish Holstein milk. J Dairy Sci. 2013 May;96(5):3285-95. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-5914. Epub 2013 Mar 15. [PubMed:23497994 ]
  3. O'Callaghan TF, Vazquez-Fresno R, Serra-Cayuela A, Dong E, Mandal R, Hennessy D, McAuliffe S, Dillon P, Wishart DS, Stanton C, Ross RP: Pasture Feeding Changes the Bovine Rumen and Milk Metabolome. Metabolites. 2018 Apr 6;8(2). pii: metabo8020027. doi: 10.3390/metabo8020027. [PubMed:29642378 ]
  4. A. Foroutan et al. (2019). A. Foroutan et al. The Chemical Composition of Commercial Cow's Milk (in preparation). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in O-fucosylpeptide 3-beta-N-acetylglucosaminy
Specific function:
Glycosyltransferase that initiates the elongation of O-linked fucose residues attached to EGF-like repeats in the extracellular domain of Notch molecules. Modulates NOTCH1 activity by modifying O-fucose residues at specific EGF-like domains resulting in inhibition of NOTCH1 activation by JAG1 and enhancement of NOTCH1 activation by DLL1 via an increase in its binding to DLL1. Decreases the binding of JAG1 to NOTCH2 but not that of DLL1. Essential mediator of somite segmentation and patterning.
Gene Name:
LFNG
Uniprot ID:
Q2KJ92
Molecular weight:
41847.0
General function:
Carbohydrate transport and metabolism
Specific function:
Alpha-L-fucosidase is responsible for hydrolyzing the alpha-1,6-linked fucose joined to the reducing-end N-acetylglucosamine of the carbohydrate moieties of glycoproteins.
Gene Name:
FUCA1
Uniprot ID:
Q2KIM0
Molecular weight:
54089.0
General function:
Secondary metabolites biosynthesis, transport and catabolism
Specific function:
Scavenger receptor that displays several functions associated with host defense. Promotes binding and phagocytosis of Gram-positive, Gram-negative bacteria and yeast. Mediates the recognition, internalization and degradation of oxidatively modified low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) by vascular endothelial cells. Binds to several carbohydrates including Gal-type ligands, D-galactose, L- and D-fucose, GalNAc, T and Tn antigens in a calcium-dependent manner and internalizes specifically GalNAc in nurse-like cells. Binds also to sialyl Lewis X or a trisaccharide and asialo-orosomucoid (ASOR) (By similarity).
Gene Name:
COLEC12
Uniprot ID:
A6QP79
Molecular weight:
81751.0
General function:
Carbohydrate transport and metabolism
Specific function:
Lectin that binds to various sugars: mannose = ManNAc > fucose > GlcNAc > glucose = maltose > galactose > lactose > GalNAc. Could play a role in immune defense.
Gene Name:
CL43
Uniprot ID:
P42916
Molecular weight:
33616.0
General function:
Involved in binding
Specific function:
Lectin that plays a role in innate immunity, apoptosis and embryogenesis. Calcium-dependent lectin that binds self and non-self glycoproteins presenting high mannose oligosaccharides with at least one terminal alpha-1,2-linked mannose epitope. Primarily recognizes the terminal disaccharide of the glycan. Also recognizes a subset of fucosylated glycans and lipopolysaccharides. Plays a role in innate immunity through its ability to bind non-self sugars presented by microorganisms and to activate the complement through the recruitment of MAPS1. Also plays a role in apoptosis through its ability to bind in a calcium-independent manner the DNA present at the surface of apoptotic cells and to activate the complement in response to this binding. Finally, plays a role in development, probably serving as a guidance cue during the migration of neural crest cells and other cell types during embryogenesis.
Gene Name:
COLEC11
Uniprot ID:
Q17QH6
Molecular weight:
28333.0
General function:
Carbohydrate transport and metabolism
Specific function:
Calcium-dependent lectin-like protein which binds to a yeast cell wall extract and immune complexes through the complement component (C3bi). It is capable of binding non-reducing terminal N-acetylglucosamine, mannose, and fucose residues.
Gene Name:
CGN1
Uniprot ID:
P23805
Molecular weight:
37995.0
General function:
Cell cycle control, cell division, chromosome partitioning
Specific function:
Acrosin is the major protease of mammalian spermatozoa. It is a serine protease of trypsin-like cleavage specificity, it is synthesized in a zymogen form, proacrosin and stored in the acrosome.
Gene Name:
bovine proacrosine
Uniprot ID:
P79343
Molecular weight:
41722.0
General function:
Not Available
Specific function:
Not Available
Gene Name:
FCSK
Uniprot ID:
A6QP44
Molecular weight:
116951.0
Reactions
L-Fucose + Adenosine triphosphate → Fucose 1-phosphate + ADPdetails