Nucleotidylation of unsaturated carbasugar in validamycin biosynthesis. (1/1)(+info)
Carbasugars are a type of modified sugars that contain a carbon-carbon double bond in the ring structure. They are also known as deoxy sugars or pyranose sugars. In the medical field, carbasugars are used as building blocks for the synthesis of various drugs and antibiotics. For example, the antibiotic vancomycin is derived from a carbasugar called D-alanyl-D-alanine. Carbasugars are also used in the development of vaccines and in the treatment of certain types of cancer.