Galactosamine

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Galactosamine[1]
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D-(+)-Galactosamine Structural Formulae V.1.svg
Names
IUPAC name
2-Amino-2-deoxy-D-galactose
Other names
α-D-galactosamine
Identifiers
7535-00-4 N
ChEBI CHEBI:60312 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL207280 N
ChemSpider 22576 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 24154
Properties
C6H13NO5
Molar mass 179.171 g/mol
Melting point 180 °C (356 °F; 453 K) (HCl salt)
Except where otherwise noted, 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Merck Index, 11th Edition, 4240.

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