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Descriptor in English: Glycosaminoglycans
Descriptor in Spanish: Glicosaminoglicanos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Glicosaminoglicanos
Descriptor in French: Glycosaminoglycanes
Entry term(s): Mucopolysaccharides
Tree number(s): D09.698.373
Scope note: Heteropolysaccharides which contain an N-acetylated hexosamine in a characteristic repeating disaccharide unit. The repeating structure of each disaccharide involves alternate 1,4- and 1,3-linkages consisting of either N-acetylglucosamine (see ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE) or N-acetylgalactosamine (see ACETYLGALACTOSAMINE).
Annotation: polysaccharides; note X ref
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Online Note: use GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS to search MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES 1966-92
History Note: 77(75); was see under MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES 1969-76; MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES was heading 1963-92
DeCS UI: 6167
Descriptor UI: D006025
Date Established: 1977/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/02/26
Glycosaminoglycans - Preferred
Concept UI M0009496
Scope note Heteropolysaccharides which contain an N-acetylated hexosamine in a characteristic repeating disaccharide unit. The repeating structure of each disaccharide involves alternate 1,4- and 1,3-linkages consisting of either N-acetylglucosamine (see ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE) or N-acetylgalactosamine (see ACETYLGALACTOSAMINE).
Preferred term Glycosaminoglycans
Entry term(s) Mucopolysaccharides



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