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Heparin and heparan sulfate: structure and function

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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.

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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

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    Heparin and heparan sulfate: structure and function

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

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