N-actylgalactoseamine

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Common Name:N-actylgalactoseamine
IUPAC Name:N-[(3R,4R,5R,6R)-2,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-3-yl]acetamide
Other Names
N-Acetyl-D-Galactosamine, GalNAc, 2-Acetamido-2-Deoxy-D-Galactopyranose, D-GalNAc, 2-Acetamido-2-Deoxy-D-Galactose, N-Acetyl-D-chondrosamine, N-((3R,4R,5R,6R)-2,4,5-Trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3-yl)acetamide, N-Acetylgalactosamine
Chemical Information
Molecular Structure
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alpha-GalpNAc
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Other Wikis
Wikipedia on N-actylgalactoseamine (Less technical, ? quality control)

A glycan that in bacteria functions as a transcriptional repressor. Interestingly in man it has proved useful in designing long acting short interfering RNA technology[1][2].

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