Ganglioside GM2; Tay-Sachs ganglioside;
|Molar mass||1,384.70 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
GM2 is a type of ganglioside. G refers to ganglioside, the M is for monosialic (as in it has one sialic acid), and 2 refers to the fact that it was the second monosialic ganglioside discovered. It is associated with GM2 gangliosidoses such as Tay-Sachs disease.
Structures of GM1, GM2, GM3 gangliosides
- Ganglioside GM2 at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)