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PubMed Search: Glycosaminoglycans[title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Glycosaminoglycans. website. Accessed May 31st, 2020.
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
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