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Substance Name: G(M2) Ganglioside
RN: 19600-01-2


  • A glycosphingolipid that accumulates due to a deficiency of hexosaminidase A or B (BETA-N-ACETYLHEXOSAMINIDASES), or GM2 activator protein, resulting in GANGLIOSIDOSES, heredity metabolic disorders that include TAY-SACHS DISEASE and SANDHOFF DISEASE.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • G(M2) Ganglioside

MeSH Heading

  • G(M2) Ganglioside


  • Tay-sachs disease ganglioside

Systematic Names

  • Ganglioside GM2
  • Ganglioside GM2 (VAN)

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 19600-01-2

System Generated Number

  • 0019600012