Glycosaminoglycans: Structure and Biological Functions
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
How to Cite
Antonio, J. D. S. and Iozzo, R. V. 2001. Glycosaminoglycans: Structure and Biological Functions. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Glycosaminoglycans are among the most complex polysaccharide chains that are either covalently linked to protein cores (to form proteoglycans) or free as unsulfated hyaluronan. They exist associated with virtually all cell surfaces and extracellular matrices of higher organisms, where their fine structure facilitates interactions with proteins, which underlie their myriad biological functions.
- glycosaminoglycan-protein interactions;