glucosaminoglycan

See glycosaminoglycan.

glucosaminoglycan

Synonym for glycosaminoglycan ... <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 wh...
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