A small proteoglycan, around 60 kD, of the extracellular matrix. The core protein has a mass of around 42 kD and is very similar to the core protein of biglycan and decorin. All three have highly conserved sequences containing 10 internal homologous repeats of around 25 amino acids with leucine-rich motifs. Fibromodulin has four keratan sulphate chains attached to N-linked oligosaccharides.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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