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Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans

Ubiquitous macromolecules associated with the cell surface and extracellular matrix of a wide range of cells of vertebrate and invertebrate tissues. They are essential cofactors in cell-matrix adhesion processes, in cell-cell recognition systems, and in receptor-growth factor interactions. (From Cancer Metastasis Rev 1996; 15(2): 177-86; Hepatology 1996; 24(3): 524-32)

Year introduced: 2006(1982)

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Tree Number(s): D09.400.430.930.350, D09.698.373.425.500, D09.698.735.400, D12.776.395.650.350

MeSH Unique ID: D019812

Entry Terms:

  • Proteoglycans, Heparan Sulfate
  • Sulfate Proteoglycans, Heparan
  • HSPG
  • Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan
  • Proteoglycan, Heparan Sulfate
  • Proteoheparan Sulfate

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