Galactosamine

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Galactosamine
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D-(+)-Galactosamine Structural Formulae V.1.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 7535-00-4 N
PubChem 24154
ChemSpider 22576 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:60312 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL207280 N
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Properties
Molecular formula C6H13NO5
Molar mass 179.171 g/mol
Melting point 180 °C (HCl salt)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Galactosamine is a hexosamine derived from galactose with the molecular formula C6H13NO5. This amino sugar is a constituent of some glycoprotein hormones such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Other sugar constituents of FSH and LH include glucosamine, galactose and glucose.

Galactosamine is a hepatotoxic, or liver-damaging, agent that is sometimes used in animal models of liver failure.

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