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A Biological Role and Function of Proteoglycans

Author(s): Lena Linda

Proteoglycans are glycosylated proteins which have covalently joined exceedingly anionic glycosaminoglycan. Numerous shapes of proteoglycans are show in essentially all extracellular frameworks of connective tissues. The major natural work of proteoglycans infers from the physicochemical characteristics of the glycosaminoglycan component of the atom, which gives hydration and swelling weight to the tissue empowering it to resist compressional strengths. This work is best outlined by the foremost copious proteoglycan in cartilage tissues, aggrecan. Amid the past decade, differing species of proteoglycans have been recognized in numerous connective tissues, on cell surfaces and in intracellular compartments.

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