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glycosaminoglycans

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  • n. Plural form of glycosaminoglycan.

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Examples

  • This rare, incurable genetic disorder interferes with the body\'s process of breaking down and recycling molecules known as glycosaminoglycans or GAGs that build up and are stored in the joints, organs, and brain.

    Marian Wright Edelman: A Child's Race Against a Deadly Disease

  • This rare, incurable genetic disorder interferes with the body's process of breaking down and recycling molecules known as glycosaminoglycans or GAGs that build up and are stored in the joints, organs, and brain.

    Marian Wright Edelman: A Child's Race Against a Deadly Disease

  • It is an important building block needed by the body to manufacture specialized molecules called glycosaminoglycans, found in cartilage.

    Oprah ‘quasi-science’ unmasked

  • Collagen, elastin, and chains of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans GAGs, which hold water like sponges, make up the extracellular matrix in the dermis.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Molecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in cartilage help it resist compressive forces in the joint as a horse bears weight and, thus, help protect against osteoarthritis.

    Thoroughbred News | BloodHorse.com

  • Higher levels of glycosaminoglycans are evidence of new collagen production in the skin.

    Forever Young

  • Even better, powerful pharmaceuticals such as growth hormones epidermal growth factor have resulted in an 80 percent increase in the production of glycosaminoglycans.

    Forever Young

  • Of particular importance are the glycosaminoglycans, which are the precursors of collagen.

    Forever Young

  • It has long been a goal of scientists working in dermatology to find methods of increasing levels of the glycosaminoglycans in the skin, to create a more youthful appearance by building up the underlying matrix.

    Forever Young

  • For instance, an exciting ingredient (whose name was created and patented by a cosmetic company) claims to stimulate the production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and increase the storage of moisture in the dermis.

    Simple Skin Beauty

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