Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) or mucopolysaccharides are long unbranched polysaccharides consisting of a repeating disaccharide unit. The repeating unit consists of a hexose (six-carbon sugar) or a hexuronic acid, linked to a hexosamine (six-carbon sugar containing nitrogen). ==Production== Protein cores made in the rough endoplasmic reticulum are pos
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<biochemistry> A macromolecule found on the surface of eukaryotic cells which is thought to play a role in the cells recognition of other cells or of a substrate. It consists of a network of long, branched chains made up of repeating units of disaccharides which contain amino groups sugars, at least one of which has a negatively charged side
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(gli″kōs-ә-me″no-gli´kan) any of the carbohydrates containing amino sugars occurring in proteoglycans, such as hyaluronic acid or chondroitin sulfate.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: glī′kōs-am′i-nō-glī′kan See: mucopolysaccharide
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A type of long, unbranched polysaccharide molecule. Glycosaminoglycans are major structural components of cartilage and are also found in the cornea of the eye.
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