Heparan-sulfate meaning

hĕpə-răn
A glycosaminoglycan found on cell surfaces and basement membranes in mammals that regulates a wide variety of biological processes, including angiogenesis and blood coagulation.
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A glycosaminoglycan found on cell surfaces and basement membranes in mammals that regulates a wide variety of biological processes, including angiogenesis and blood coagulation.
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(biochemistry) A polysaccharide found, associated with protein, in all animal tissue; it has a regulatory function in several biological activities.
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Origin of heparan-sulfate

  • hepar(in) (to which it is close in structure) –an

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition