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glycosaminoglycan

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often form complexes with proteins. Also called mucopolysaccharide.

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  • n. any polysaccharide that is a polymer of amino sugars; they are the carbohydrate units of proteoglycans

Etymologies

glyc(o)- + (hex)os(e) + amin(e) + glycan, polysaccharide (glyc(o)- + -an2).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A key structural material in cartilage, called glycosaminoglycan, occurs in a complex with sodium, an elemental metal that has its own set of excitation and relaxation frequencies and is more restricted to cartilage than water is.

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  • Dr Jerschow uses an MRI scanner - already commonly used in hospitals - to measure levels of a substance called glycosaminoglycan (GAG).

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  • Scientists were delighted to discover that long-term use of alpha-hydroxy acids with concentrations between 10 and 20 percent showed a marked increase in glycosaminoglycan levels in the skin.

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  • The impairment of glycosaminoglycan synthesis is what results in much of the damage to and destruction of aged skin.

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  • My research has progressed significantly further and allowed me to develop a system in which I can deliver vital nutrients in an ionic form charged particles that increase glycosaminoglycan production by more than 150 percent in a completely safe and physiological manner—without having to use powerful hormones like epidermal growth factor.

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  • Complex sugar chains and glycosaminoglycan GAG side chains make up an integral part of our mind and body.

    Glycobiology - 21st Century Style

  • This indicates that histones non-covalently linked to a sulphated glycosaminoglycan-containing matrix under physiological conditions of pH and salt concentration are capable of binding LDL, suggesting a similar mechanism for lipoprotein retention to that proposed for lipoprotein lipase

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  • Histones and other polycationic proteins are known to bind strongly to polyanions, most notably the highly sulphated glycosaminoglycan, heparin.

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  • It is believed that proteoglycans such as perlecan, which are rich in the sulphated glycosaminoglycan heparan sulphate, play an important role in the retention of lipoproteins to endothelial extracellular matrix.

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  • With sodium MRI, cohorts of treated vs. untreated at-risk patients could be imaged over time to see if, within a few years of the injury, a drug or a lifestyle change is reducing or arresting the loss of glycosaminoglycan from the ligament.

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