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Substance Name: Keratan sulfate
RN: 9056-36-4


  • 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.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Keratan sulfate

MeSH Heading

  • Keratan sulfate


  • Keratan sulfate
  • Keratosulfate

Systematic Name

  • Keratosulfate

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9056-36-4

System Generated Number

  • 0009056364