Definition of Galactosamine

1. Noun. (chemistry) an amino derivative of the sugar galactose; found in glycolipids and in mucopolysaccharides ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Galactosamine

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Galactosamine

1. Chemical name: D-Galactose, 2-amino-2-deoxy- (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Galactosamine

galactopoietic factor
galactopoietic hormone
galactoprotein
galactopyranose
galactopyranoses
galactopyranoside
galactopyranosides
galactopyranosyl
galactopyranosylamine
galactopyranosyls
galactorrhea
galactorrheas
galactorrhoea
galactosaemia
galactosaemias
galactosamine (current term)
galactosamines
galactosaminidase
galactosaminoglycan
galactosaminyl
galactosan
galactosans
galactoscope
galactose
galactose-1-phosphatase
galactose-1-phosphate
galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase
galactose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
galactose-6-phosphate isomerase
galactose-6-sulfatase

Literary usage of Galactosamine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biotechnology: Plant Nutrition: A Bibliography, January 1988-April 1993 by Janet Saunders (1994)
"In nodulation assays, galactosamine and N-acetylglucosamine could substitute for glucosamine in the suppression of the R. meliloti ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... linkage between sialic acid and the penultimate galactose or galactosamine, liberate 40-60% of sialic acid from human platelets (1-5). ..."

3. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"On decomposition of tendon mucoid by hydrolysis by acids, Levene found that it split into sulphuric acid, galactose, galactosamine; and by stronger acid ..."

4. Practical physiological chemistry by Philip Bovier Hawk (1918)
"The glycoproteins yield, upon decomposition, protein and carbohydrate derivatives, notably glucosamine, CH2OH.- (CHOH)3.CH(NH2).CHO, and galactosamine ..."

5. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, Sven Gustaf Hedin (1914)
"... J in the spawn of the frog probably belongs to this group, but instead of glucosamine it gives galactosamine on cleavage. B. Nucleoproteins. ..."

6. A Text-book of physiological chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, John Alfred Mandel (1908)
"... regard to its preparation from protein substances we must refer to the works cited on page 33, footnote 1. galactosamine has been prepared by SCHULZ and ..."

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