Proteoglycans and Sulfated Glycosaminoglycans

In: Essentials of Glycobiology. 2nd edition. Cold Spring Harbor (NY): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 2009. Chapter 16.


This chapter focuses on the structure, biosynthesis, and general biology of proteoglycans. Topics include a description of the major families of proteoglycans, their characteristic polysaccharide chains (glycosaminoglycans), biosynthetic pathways, and general concepts about proteoglycan function. Proteoglycans, like other glycoconjugates, are enormously diverse and have many essential roles in biology.

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