Glycosaminoglycans Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Glycosaminoglycans Properties




Glycosaminoglycans is a long unbranched polysaccharides consisting of a repeating disaccharide unit. The repeating unit (except for keratan) consists of an amino sugar (N-acetylglucosamine or N-acetylgalactosamine) along with a uronic sugar (glucuronic acid or iduronic acid) or galactose.Glycosaminoglycans are highly polar and attract water. Glycosaminoglycans have high degrees of heterogeneity with regards to molecular mass, disaccharide construction, and sulfation due to the fact that GAG synthesis, unlike proteins or nucleic acids, is not template driven, and dynamically modulated by processing enzymes.

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