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Mesh term Glycosaminoglycans

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Polysaccharides

Description

Heteropolysaccharides which contain an N-acetylated hexosamine in a characteristic repeating disaccharide unit. The repeating structure of each disaccharide involves alternate 1,4- and 1,3-linkages consisting of either N-acetylglucosamine (see ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE) or N-acetylgalactosamine (see ACETYLGALACTOSAMINE).


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Chondroitin
Heparin
Heparitin Sulfate
Hyaluronic Acid
Keratan Sulfate


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