Schwartz et al., "Rat liver insulin mediator which stimulates pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase contains galactosamine
and D-chiroinositol," Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol.
Acute hepatic injury was induced by the highly specific hepatotoxin galactosamine
(Sigma-Aldrich, Spruce St., St Louis, USA) (2.5 g/kgi.p.) .
We also found that catechin-rich green tea prevented liver fibrosis after hepatic injury induced by galactosamine
through the down-regulation of the gene expression of collagens.
Medicinal properties include anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective activities against galactosamine
, paracetamol intoxication, cancer therapy and anti HIV activity (Puri 1993).
Free radical scavenging and hepatoprotective activity of Jigrine against galactosamine
induced hepatopathy in rats.
Isolation and characterization of isolectins with galactose/N-acetyl galactosamine
specificity from hemolymph of the giant silkworm Hyalophora cecropia.
These enzymes have been shown to hydrolyse heparan sulphate, which consists of N-acetylated or N sulphated glucosamine or galactosamine
linked to glucoronic or iduronic acid.
Acid monosaccharides (galacturonic, glucoronic) and amino sugars (galactosamine
, glucosamine) were found in smaller proportions.
D-chiro-Inositol is a component of galactosamine
D-chiro-inositol, a putative insulin mediator (Larner et al., 1988; Romero and Larner, 1993), believed to be deficient in subjects with NIDDM (Asplin et al., 1993) because of abnormal D-chiro-inositol metabolism (Kennington et al., 1990; Ortmeyer et al., 1993).
By the same strategy, the SVM was able to recognize animals that had been exposed to the hepatotoxicant galactosamine
but failed to respond with the typical necrosis and inflammation of the liver.
The test screens a mucus sample for a specific galactosamine
that is secreted in excessive amounts by tumors.
Andrographis was also found to be superior to silymarin in protecting the liver against paracetamol toxicity  and against paracetamol and galactosamine