Iduronic acid | definition of iduronic acid by Medical dictionary
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i·dur·on·ic ac·id (ī'dūr-on'ik as'id),
The uronic acid of idose; a constituent of dermatan sulfate.
iduronic acid /idu·ron·ic ac·id/ (i″du-ron´ik) a uronic acid that is a constituent of dermatan sulfate, heparan sulfate, and heparin.
part of the dermatan sulfate molecule.
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2016) applied photochemical depolymerization for producing dermatan sulfate oligosaccharides and observed, for the first time, the presence of reducing end iduronic acid
based on NMR analysis.
Hyaluronic acid binds weakly with the GAG molecules and act to destabilize the collagen fibrils, while GAG containing iduronic acid
as opposed to glucorunic acid such as dermatan sulfate binds strongly and promotes tissue stability (Uldbjerg N, (4) 1990).