Definition of mucopolysaccharide in English:

mucopolysaccharide

Line breaks: muco|poly|sac¦char|ide
Pronunciation: /ˌmjuːkəʊpɒlɪˈsakərʌɪd
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of compounds occurring chiefly as components of connective tissue. They are complex polysaccharides containing amino groups.
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    • The members of this family hydrolyze sulfate ester bonds of a variety of compounds, including mucopolysaccharides, cerebrosides, and steroids.
    • Retinol also functions in the synthesis of certain glycoproteins and mucopolysaccharides necessary for mucous production and normal growth regulation.
    • We have done a study of mucoid degeneration of the meniscus; in brief, this malady is an excessive accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in the meniscal tissue.

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