Definition of proteoglycan in English:

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proteoglycan

Pronunciation: /ˌprəʊtɪəʊˈɡlʌɪkan/

noun

Biochemistry
A compound consisting of a protein bonded to mucopolysaccharide groups, present especially in connective tissue.
Example sentences
  • 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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