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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


(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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Waiting for him at journey's end was four-year-niece Isla who suffers from the rare Mucopolysaccharide Disease (MPS), and who provided the focus for Ryan to raise more than PS4,000 for the MPS Society.
Cryptococcus is yeast with thick mucopolysaccharide capsule that does not stain by Indian Ink and is seen as a clear halo, ranging from 1 to 30[micro]m of thickness (CASWELL& WILLIAMS, 2016).
The cells show a gradient of maturation toward the periphery (figure 1), with an associated myxoid mucopolysaccharide matrix.
It is thought that these changes result from deficient blood supply, leading to a replacement of muscle fibers by collagen, hyaline material, calcium, mucopolysaccharide, or a combination of these factors (13, 14).
Myxoma is defined as "a tumor composed of sometimes spindle-shaped cells set in a myxoid stroma containing mucopolysaccharide, through which course very delicate reticulin fibers in various directions and which is locally invasive.
Mucopolysaccharide is not present within infarcted tissue.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a mucopolysaccharide, which is one of the glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) best known for its role in lubricating joints, but it also appears to play a role in skin cells.
Neurofibroma lacks capsule, rich in mucopolysaccharide ground substance and has fewer axons.
For example, the now often tested MTHFR genetic test may reveal aberrations, or poly-variance in methylation, mucopolysaccharide and lipoprotein synthesis, and other pathways.
Acyl carnitine and amino acid were unremarkable, urine for mucopolysaccharide was 44 mg/mmol (R = [less than or equal to] 31.
1) comprising Gram-negative bacterial bacilli was highlighted on the Sandiford special stain within an acidic mucopolysaccharide matrix (ABPAS) (Fig.