One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A compound consisting of a protein bonded to glycosaminoglycan groups, present especially in connective tissue.
- ‘These are type IV collagen, heparan sulfate proteoglycans, entactin and laminin.’
- ‘When a wound occurs, a wide variety of structural and functional proteins such as proteoglycans, collagen and fibronectin are marshaled to the wound site.’
- ‘A progressive deposition of proteins, proteoglycans, and collagen fibers occurs in lung interstitium, and interstitial fibrosis occurs.’
- ‘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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