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n. Abbr. GAG
Any of a group of unbranched polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often are attached to or form complexes with proteins. Also called mucopolysaccharide.
gly•cos•a•mi•no•gly•can (ˌglaɪ koʊs əˌmi noʊˈglaɪ kæn)
any of a class of polysaccharides that form mucins when complexed with proteins. Formerly, mucopolysaccharide.
- + (hexo)samin(e)
a hexose derivative + -o
- + glycan
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The new technology offers a novel therapy focused on increasing or replenishing the level of glycoaminoglycans
(GAGs) in the synovial fluid and cartilage, thereby relieving or even reversing symptoms of such diseases.
Intrinsic aging - and photoaging-dependent level changes of glycoaminoglycans
and their correlation with water content in human skin.
Constituint analysis of glycoaminoglycans
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