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By Thomas N. Wight,Robert P. Mecham

Biology of Proteoglycans presents a consultant, yet not at all inclusive, pattern of present examine at the position of proteoglycans within the telephone biology of the extracellular matrix. The booklet is geared up into 4 components: methodological advancements; proteoglycan metabolism; proteoglycans in cartilage; and proteoglycans in "soft" tissues. It starts off with discussions of present methodological advancements that have had huge, immense impression on figuring out the complexity of proteoglycan constitution. those comprise using monoclonal antibodies to probe the constitution of the protein and carbohydrate parts of proteoglycans; and reviews at the genes that code for the proteoglycan protein cores and linked proteins. this can be via separate chapters on quite a few features of proteoglycan metabolism, together with the unreal pathway utilized by cells to synthesize proteoglycans containing heparin and heparan sulfate; the molecular association of other proteoglycans in cartilage; the position of proteoglycans and linked proteins within the calcification procedure in progress plate; and the rising box of proteoglycans in "soft" or noncartilagenous tissue.

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