Glycero-manno-heptose is involved in protein synthesis and can be found in human kidneys. Biochemically, it can act as an immune modulator in many therapeutic contexts. It is very hydrophilic as it has hydroxyl groups all around it. Its chemical formula is C7H14O7 and its structure is fairly symmetrical. Additionally, It can undergo a reaction that activates cellular NF-kB-dependent transcription. It is able to have many hydrogen bonds and can also donate a hydrogen from one of its alcohol groups.