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pro·te·o·gly·can

 (prō′ē-ō-glī′kən)
n.
Any of various glycoproteins that have glycosaminoglycan chains attached by covalent bonds to the protein, usually found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.

proteoglycan

(ˌprəʊtɪəʊˈɡlaɪkæn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem any of various compounds consisting of a protein bonded to a mucopolysaccharide chain
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Third, hydrolysed collagen - not the nativeor undenatured form of collagen - was shown to stimulate the chondrocytes to produce and secrete collagen type II and proteoglycans, with hydrolysed collagen type II from chicken sternums displaying higher activity than hydrolysed collagen type I.
21) Matrix collagen has a leaf-like structure with proteoglycans projecting from a central hyaluronic acid backbone.
VEGF exists in the mouse primarily as three isoforms, VEGF 120, 164, and 188, that differ in their ability to bind heparan sulfate proteoglycans on the cell surface and in the extracellular matrix.
First, the company explained, the most important layer for skin health is the dermis, which is composed of a collagen/elastin fiber network embedded with various ground substances such as HA and proteoglycans.
It can degrade a variety of substrates, including gelatin, collagens type IV, V, XIV, a2-macroglobulin, elastin, vitronectin, and proteoglycans.
Scientists are particularly interested in goji's proteoglycans, polysaccharides (a type of carbohydrate) that show antioxidative properties.
Glycomics is the analysis of the structure and functions of glycans or oligosaccharides (chains of sugars) attached to biomolecules and includes the analysis of glycoproteins, proteoglycans, glycolipids, peptidoglycans, and lipopolysacchrarides.
Syndecan-2 is but one member of the syndecan family of heparan sulfate proteoglycans.
Furthermore, studies have demonstrated that small, dense LDL particles penetrate more easily into the arterial intima (1), exhibit increasing binding to arterial wall proteoglycans (2), and are more prone to oxidative stress (3).
Among the extracellular matrix factors are laminin and chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans (CSPGs) (17, 147).
They will develop insight into the mechanisms of post-mortem meat degradation; identify and characterize proteins and proteoglycans that influence product quality; and characterize and quantify microstructure and important components both in the raw material and end product.