Figure 11.4. Keratan sulfates consist of a sulfated polylactosamine linked either to Asn or Ser/Thr residues.

Figure 11.4

Keratan sulfates consist of a sulfated polylactosamine linked either to Asn or Ser/Thr residues. The actual order of the various sulfated and nonsulfated disaccharides occurs somewhat randomly along the chain. Not shown are sialic acid and fucose residues that may be present at the termini of the chains.

From: Chapter 11, Proteoglycans and Glycosaminoglycans

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Essentials of Glycobiology.
Varki A, Cummings R, Esko J, et al., editors.
Cold Spring Harbor (NY): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 1999.
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