Galactosamine

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.

Other articles related to "galactosamine":

Globoside Alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase
... EC 2.4.1.88) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction UDP-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine + N-acetyl-D-galactosaminyl-1,3-D-galactosyl-1,4-D-galactosyl-1,4-D ...
Globotriaosylceramide 3-beta-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase
... EC 2.4.1.79) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction UDP-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine + alpha-D-galactosyl-(1->4)-beta-D-galactosyl-(1->4)-beta-D-glucosyl- (11)-ceramide UDP + N-acetyl-beta ...
Chondro-6-sulfatase
... that catalyzes the chemical reaction 4-deoxy-beta-D-gluc-4-enuronosyl-(1,3)-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine 6-sulfate + H2O 4-deoxy-beta-D-gluc-4-enuronosyl-(1,3)-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine + sulfate The 3 ... The systematic name of this enzyme class is 4-deoxy-beta-D-gluc-4-enuronosyl-(1,3)-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine-6-su lfate 6-sulfohydrolase ...
Chondro-4-sulfatase
... catalyzes the chemical reaction 4-deoxy-beta-D-gluc-4-enuronosyl-(1,3)-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine 4-sulfate + H2O 4-deoxy-beta-D-gluc-4-enuronosyl-(1,3)-N-acetyl-D-ga ... of this enzyme class is 4-deoxy-beta-D-gluc-4-enuronosyl-(1,3)-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine-4-su lfate 4-sulfohydrolase ...
N-acetylgalactosamine Kinase
... that catalyzes the chemical reaction ATP + N-acetyl-D-galactosamine ADP + N-acetyl-alpha-D-galactosamine 1-phosphate Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ATP and N-acetyl-D ... The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATPN-acetyl-D-galactosamine 1-phosphotransferase ...