• GAG
German: Glykosaminoglykan
Japanese: グリコサミノグリカン

Biochemistry. A high molecular weight linear heteropolysaccharides having disaccharide repeating units which are often sulfated. This class of compounds includes the hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfates, dermatan sulfates, keratan sulfates, heparan sulfate and heparin. All except heparin occur in proteoglycans, the main component of the extracellular matrix.

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