Definition of glycosaminoglycan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡlʌɪkəʊsˌəmiːnə(ʊ)ˈɡlʌɪkan/


Another term for mucopolysaccharide.
Example sentences
  • Coumarin drugs, such as warfarin as well as the glycosaminoglycans, heparin and heparan sulfate, are useful as anticoagulants.
  • Two other glycosaminoglycans, namely heparin and chondroitin sulfate B, were also studied with isothermal titration calorimetry.
  • This matrix consists of a network of structural and adhesive proteins embedded in a gel of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.

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