The N-acetylgalactosamine residue of exogenous GM2 ganglioside is recycled for glycoconjugate biosynthesis in rat liver.

Abstract

A metabolic recycling of N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc), liberated from exogenous GM2 ganglioside [nomenclature of Svennerholm (1964) J. Lipid Res. 5, 145-155; IUPAC-IUB recommendations (1977) Lipids 12, 455-468], is demonstrated in rat liver. After the injection of a GM2 ganglioside isotopically radiolabelled on the terminal GalNAc residue ([GalNAc-3H]GM2… (More)

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