Stains
Glycosaminoglycans

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 December 2015, last major update October 2013

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PubMed Search: Glycosaminoglycans[title]
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Definition / General
Definition / General
  • Heteropolysaccharides which contain an N-acetylated hexosamine in a characteristic repeating disaccharide unit involving alternate 1,4- and 1,3-linkages consisting of either N-acetylglucosamine or N-acetylgalactosamine