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A subclass of protein in which the carbohydrate units are polysaccharides that contain amino sugars. The protein is glycosylated by one or more (up to about 100) glycosaminoglycans [linear polymers of up to about 200 repeating disaccharide units that consist of a hexosamine (d-glucosamine or d-galactosamine) alternating with a uronic acid (d-glucuronic or l-iduronic) or a neutral sugar (d-galactose)].
PAC, 1988, 60, 1389 (Nomenclature of glycoproteins, glycopeptides and peptidoglycans (Recommendations 1985)) on page 1391
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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