Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 3, 2002
Previous Article Next Article

Heparin and heparan sulfate: structure and function

Author affiliations

Abstract

Covering: up to August 2001

This review covers the structure and function of heparin and heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycans. Their chemical structures are discussed, including recently developed methods for sequencing picomole to nanomole quantities of heparin- and heparan sulfate-derived oligosaccharides. The biosynthesis of heparin and heparan sulfate is reviewed as it relates to their diverse and varied structures, and their biological activities and functions are discussed. The literature up to August 2001 is reviewed, and 208 references are cited.

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 17 Jan 2002 and first published on 06 Mar 2002


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B100916H
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2002,19, 312-331

  •   Request permissions

    Heparin and heparan sulfate: structure and function

    D. L. Rabenstein, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2002, 19, 312
    DOI: 10.1039/B100916H

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements