chondroitin sulphates

chondroitin sulphates
Major components of the extracellular matrix and connective tissue of animals. They are repeating polymers of glucuronic acid and sulphated N-acetyl glucosamine residues that are highly hydrophilic and anionic. Found in association with proteins.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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