Galactosamine

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Galactosamine
IUPAC name 2-Amino-2-deoxy-D-galactose
Other names α-D-galactosamine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C6H13NO5
Molar mass 179.171 g/mol
Melting point
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references


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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