GM2 (ganglioside)

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GM2 (ganglioside)
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CAS number 19600-01-2 YesY
ChemSpider 26286730 YesY
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Molecular formula C67H121N3O26
Molar mass 1,384.68 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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GM2 is a type of ganglioside. G refers to ganglioside, the M is for monosialic (as in it has one sialic acid), and 2 refers to the fact that it was the second monosialic ganglioside discovered. It is associated with GM2 gangliosidoses such as Tay-Sachs disease.[1]

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  1. ^ Guetta E, Peleg L (2008). "Rapid Detection of Fetal Mendalian Disorders: Tay-Sachs Disease". Methods Mol. Biol. 444: 147–59. doi:10.1007/978-1-59745-066-9_11. PMID 18425478. 

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