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Keratan Sulfate

A sulfated mucopolysaccharide initially isolated from bovine cornea. At least two types are known. Type I, found mostly in the cornea, contains D-galactose and D-glucosamine-6-O-sulfate as the repeating unit; type II, found in skeletal tissues, contains D-galactose and D-galactosamine-6-O-sulfate as the repeating unit.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Tree Number(s): D09.698.373.550

MeSH Unique ID: D007632

Registry Number: 9056-36-4

Entry Terms:

  • Sulfate, Keratan
  • Keratosulfate

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