chondroitin

chondroitin (kon-dro´i-tin)

A (muco)polysaccharide (proteoglycan) composed of alternating residues of beta-d-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-d-galactosamine sulfate in alternating beta(1-3) and beta(1-4) linkages; present among the ground substance materials in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.
c. sulfate A c. with sulfuric residues esterifying the 4-hydroxyl groups of the galactosamine residues; found in connective tissue.
c. sulfate B dermatan sulfate
c. sulfate C c. with sulfuric residues esterifying the 6-hydroxyl groups of the galactosamine residues.

 

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