Definition of proteoglycan in English:

proteoglycan

Syllabification: pro·te·o·gly·can
Pronunciation: /ˌprōtēəˈglīˌkan
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A compound consisting of a protein bonded to glycosaminoglycan groups, present especially in connective tissue.
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    • These are type IV collagen, heparan sulfate proteoglycans, entactin and laminin.
    • The pericellular coat of eukaryotic cells contains, besides hyaluronan, also other proteins, among them proteoglycans such as aggrecan and versican, which interact with hyaluronan.
    • Research into the mechanisms controlling the process has highlighted proteins and proteoglycans as possible control molecules.

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