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N- acetylgalactosamine

/N- ac·e·tyl·ga·lac·to·sa·mine/ (as″ĕ-til-) (as″ĕ-tēl-gal″ak-tōs´ah-mēn) the acetyl derivative of galactosamine; it is a component of structural glycosaminoglycans, glycolipids, and membrane glycoproteins.


one of the repeating disaccharide units in glycosaminoglycans.
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Using GalXC, Dicerna scientists attach N-acetylgalactosamine sugars directly to the extended region of our proprietary Dicer substrate short-interfering RNA molecules, yielding multiple proprietary conjugate delivery configurations.
Lowe, Enzyme replacement therapy for mucopolysaccharidosis VI: a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational study of recombinant human N-acetylgalactosamine 4sulfatase (recombinant human arylsulfataseBor rhASB) and follow-on, open-label extension study, J Pediatr 148(2006), 533-539.
Lectin histochemistry studies have shown that all cell types of spermatogenesis lineage contain mannose, N-acetylglucosamine, sialic acid, galactose, and N-acetylgalactosamine in human, (2) and mouse.
Finally, we developed a simple method for the determination of glucuronic acid (GlcA) and N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) in purified CS by HPLC with a diode array detector (DAD).
The plant will be occupied in a phased transition with substantial manufacturing activities being tied to results of the ongoing Phase III trial for N-acetylgalactosamine 6-sulfatase (GALNS) for the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA, also known as Morquio A Syndrome).
The enzyme hydrolyzes the sulfate ester bond ofgalactose 6-sulfate in keratan sulfate and of N-acetylgalactosamine 6-sulfate in chondroitin C.
Tested carbohydrates included D-glucose, D-mannose, D-galactose, N-acetylgalactosamine, and [alpha]lactose (Sigma).
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Tokyo, Japan) has patented an enzyme which transfers N-acetylgalactosamine to N-acetylglucosamine via a .
MPS VI (also known as Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome) is a debilitating, life-threatening genetic disease caused by a deficiency of the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulfatase.
Viral particles bind specifically to digestive ducts (midgut, main and secondary ducts, and tubules) by carbohydrate structures with a terminal N-acetylgalactosamine residue in an [alpha] linkage (same binding site used for recognition of human histo-blood group antigens).
There are eight essential saccharides: mannose, glucose, galactose, xylose, fucose, N-acetylglucosamine, N-acetylgalactosamine and N-acetylneuraminic acid.

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