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(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of complex polysaccharides composed of repeating units of two sugars, one of which contains an amino group
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(ˌglaɪ koʊs əˌmi noʊˈglaɪ kæn)

any of a class of polysaccharides that form mucins when complexed with proteins. Formerly, mucopolysaccharide.
[1975–80; glyco- + (hexo)samin(e) a hexose derivative + -o- + glycan polysaccharide]
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Noun1.mucopolysaccharide - complex polysaccharides containing an amino group; occur chiefly as components of connective tissue
hyaluronic acid - a viscous mucopolysaccharide found in the connective tissue space and the synovial fluid of movable joints and the humors of the eye; a cementing and protective substance
polyose, polysaccharide - any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
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Ed Wraith, M.D., of the Willink Biochemical Genetics Unit at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK, and one of the trial's clinical investigators, presented findings from both the double-blind and extension study portions of the Phase 3 trial the International Symposium on Mucopolysaccharide and Related Diseases in Paris, France.
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Samples from the surface mucopolysaccharide layers of healthy Montastraea annularis and Siderastrea siderea and those showing signs of Dark Spots Disease were collected in the Santa Marta region (Colombian Caribbean) in 1999.
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Heparin is a mucopolysaccharide with a very high sulfuric acid content (up to 40%) that is found in the mast cells of connective tissue around blood vessels as well as in the liver and lungs.
The nine-year-old boys both suffer from a life-threatening condition - Hurler's Mucopolysaccharide [MPS] disease.
Mucopolysaccharide Disease is extremely rare, so when Ryan's niece Isla was diagnosed last September, just four days after her fourth birthday, it sent the entire family into shock.
The authors further confirm that the protective effect by polyphenol extracts from chicories occurs via the interaction with the mucopolysaccharide complexes in the glycocalyx.
Daniel had a rare condition called mucopolysaccharide (MPS), which is caused by a missing enzyme.
For histochemical studies, the collagen was estimated by Masson's trichrome stain, elastin was estimated by Van Gieson's stain and mucopolysaccharide was determined by Modified Periodic acid Schiff .
Microscopy revealed branching papillae from the tumor that were composed of central vascular collagen and variable elastic tissue, surrounded by acid mucopolysaccharide and endothelial cells.
Acid mucopolysaccharide deposits were found in macroscopically normal and pathological samples.