dermatan sulfate


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der·ma·tan sul·fate

an anticoagulant with properties similar to those of heparin and sharing with heparin a sulfated mucopolysaccharide structure; a repeating polymer of l-iduronic acid and N-acetyl-d-galactosamine. O-Sulfation of iduronic acid residues at the C-2 position and of galactosamine residues at the C-4 and C-6 positions occurs to a variable extent.
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dermatan sulfate

(dûr′mə-tăn′)
n.
A glycosaminoglycan that is a structural component of certain body tissues, especially the skin.
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der·ma·tan sul·fate

(dĕrmă-tan sŭlfāt)
Anticoagulant with properties similar to those of heparin.
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Tobacman, "Molecular signature of kappa-carrageenan mimics chondroitin-4-sulfate and dermatan sulfate and enables interaction with arylsulfatase B," Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, vol.
Functionally, [alpha]-L-iduronidase is essential to the correct metabolism of both dermatan sulfate and of heparan sulfate (2, 9), hydrolyzing the terminal [alpha]-L-iduronic acid residues.
Studies have also shown that fibroids and myometrium possess different percentages of the glycosaminoglycans chondroitin sulfate and dermatan sulfate as there is 78% in myometrium and 95% in fibroids (as discussed in [75]).
Pronuclear status of bovine zygotes 18 h after IVF using GAG-treated sperm Treatment * Number Fertilization (%) examined 2 PN (%) Control 64 38 (59.4) (a) DS 64 37 (57.8) (a) CS 64 40 (62.5) (a) HA 64 46 (71.9) (ab) HP 64 52 (81.3) (b) Treatment * Fertilization (%) Polyspermy Total Multi PN 2 PN+sperm SUM Control 6 (9.4) 5 (7.8) 11 (17.2) 49 (76.6) DS 8 (12.5) 2 (3.1) 10 (15.6) 47 (73.4) CS 3 (4.7) 2 (3.1) 5 (7.8) 45 (70.3) HA 5 (7.8) -- 5 (7.8) 51 (79.7) HP 4 (6.3) -- 4 (6.3) 56 (87.6) * DS: dermatan sulfate; CS = Chondroitin sulfate; HA = Hyaluronic acid; HP = Heparin.
Simultaneous detection of submicrogram quantities of hyaluronic acid and dermatan sulfate on agarose gel by sequential staining with toluidine blue and Stains-All.
Other examples of glycosaminoglycans in the human body include chondroitin sulfates, ketatan sulfate, heparin, heparan sulfate, and dermatan sulfate. Hyaluranon's function is to help form the extracellular matrix that supports and protects cells.
Candidate polysaccharide or proteoglycan subunits include aggrecan, agrin, bamacan, heparan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, keratan sulfate, versican, phosphocan, perlecan, hyaluronan, decorin, dermatan sulfate, biglycan, fibromodulin, alginate, polylactate, polyglycolic acid, starch, dextran, agarose, chitan, chitosan, and heparin.
Danaparoid is derived from porcine intestinal mucosa containing 84% heparin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, and chondroitin sulfate.
The lysosomes in the cells of children with Hurler syndrome do not have a vital enzyme called IDUA (/a-/L-idunronidase), which causes their cells to accumulate too much of a class of biochemical known as mucopolysaccharides, in this instance dermatan sulfate and heparin sulfate.
Eggshell membranes contain fibrous proteins such as collagen, but have also been shown to contain glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as dermatan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate, hexosamines such as glucosamine, and significant amounts of hyaluronic acid, all important ingredients in joint care.