L-fucose (6-deoxy-L-galactose) is found as a constituent of N-glycan chains of glycoproteins; it is the only common L-form of sugar involved. D-fucose is usually encountered as a synthetic galactose analogue.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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