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An acetylated amino sugar that is an important moiety of glycoproteins.

N- acetylglucosamine

/N- ac·e·tyl·glu·co·sa·mine/ (-gloo-kōs´ah-mēn) the acetyl derivative of glucosamine; it is a component of structural glycosaminoglycans, glycolipids, and membrane glycoproteins.
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1999, "The reaction of hyaluronic acid and its monomers, glucuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine, with reactive oxygen species," Carbohydr.
Data from experimental work to investigate the effect of several compounds, including peptides PAL-KTTS, PAL-KT, niacinamide and N-acetylglucosamine, on gene expression in vitro is presented.
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Tokyo, Japan) has patented an enzyme which transfers N-acetylgalactosamine to N-acetylglucosamine via a .
The two most common commercial forms are glucosamine sulfate (as the sodium or potassium salts) and glucosamine hydrochloride; the acetylated derivative, N-acetylglucosamine, is also available.
Although the control women were younger than the patients with breast cancer and galactosylation of some proteins may be related to age, we are unaware of any literature reports suggesting major changes attributable to sialic acid or N-acetylglucosamine in adult life.
A natural complex sugar of the glycosaminoglycan family, hyaluronan is a high molecular weight polysaccharide composed of repeating disaccharide units of sodium glucuronate and N-acetylglucosamine.
Michael Demetriou, Ani Grigorian and others at the University of California, Irvine, found that oral N-acetylglucosamine, which is similar to but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that in MS incorrectly direct the immune system to attack and break down central nervous system tissue that insulates nerves.
It's just a single saccharide unit, O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) that gets added on to proteins.
Mannose (M4625), galactose (G0625), N-acetylglucosamine (A8625) and galactosamine (G0264) were purchased from Sigma Chemical Company (USA).
26) is a lysosomal enzyme that cleaves the N-glycosidic bond between asparagine and N-acetylglucosamine residues in the degradation of glycoproteins (1).
The easy-to-swallow caplet formulation consists of selected anti-aging vitamins along with a proprietary blend of N-Acetylglucosamine, L-Lysine (as L-lisine HCI), L-Proline, Glucosamine sulfate, Chondroiting sulfate, N-Acetylcisteine, Quercetin dihydrate.

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