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Keratan sulfate

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Description of Keratan sulfate

Keratan sulfate: poly(galactose-N-acetylglucosamine sulfate), an important component of the proteoglycan of cartilage and other tissues.
Source: CRISP

Keratan sulfate: A sulfated mucopolysaccharide initially isolated from bovine cornea. At least two types are known. Type I, found mostly in the cornea, contains D-galactose and D-glucosamine-6-O-sulfate as the repeating unit; type II, found in skeletal tissues, contains D-galactose and D-galactosamine-6-O-sulfate as the repeating unit.
Source: MeSH 2007

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