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An amino sugar (2-amino-2-deoxygalactopyranose) that is a common component of some glycolipids, chondroitin sulphate, and dermatan sulphate. N-Acetyl galactosamine is the terminal carbohydrate that constitutes blood group A antigen and is typically the first monosaccharide that connects to serine or threonine in O-glycosylation.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

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