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Heparan sulfate

Synonym(s)

  • heparitin sulfate

Definition(s)

A heteropolysaccharide that is similar in structure to heparin. It accumulates in individuals with mucopolysaccharidosis.

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similar to heparin but with some L-iduronic acid residues.

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Heparitin Sulfate. A glycosaminoglycan, structurally similar to heparin but with more N-acetyl groups and fewer O- and N-sulfate groups. Occurs in the liver, aorta, and lung. Accumulates in several mucopolysaccharidoses.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 29, 2014