Deoxy sugars

Deoxy sugars are sugars in which one of the hydroxyl (OH) constituents on the carbon cyclic backbone is replaced with hydrogen (H). Deoxyribose (formula C5H10O4) is a deoxy sugar that makes up the sugar–phosphate backbone of DNA.

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    Christine M. Le takes a look at 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxyglucose and explains how this radioactive sugar could help to save your life.

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