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Keratan sulfate: an up-to-date review.
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PMID:  25179279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Keratan sulfate (KS) is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) type consisted of a sulfated poly-N-acetyl lactosamine chain. Besides acting as a constitutive molecule of the extracellular matrices, this GAG also plays a role as a hydrating and signaling agent in cornea and cartilage tissues. Inasmuch, KS is widely explored in the pharmaceutical industry. This review will cover the major achievements described in the literature of 2010-2014 concerning this GAG. Discussion about KS' roles in physiopathological conditions, as target or therapeutic molecule in diseases, methods of analysis and detection as well as KS-related enzymes, metabolism and developmental biology is properly provided.
Vitor H Pomin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-8-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of biological macromolecules     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0003     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Biol. Macromol.     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909578     Medline TA:  Int J Biol Macromol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier B.V.
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