Biosynthesis of hyaluronic acid, heparan sulfate and structural glycoproteins in hamster lung explants during elastase induced emphysema.

Hyaluronic acid (HA), heparan sulfate (HS) and structural glycoproteins (SGP) were investigated in explant cultures of hamster lungs by studying incorporation of 14C-glucosamine (14C GlcN) on the first and on the 24th day after intratracheal administration of pancreatic elastase. The different 14C radiolabeled macromolecules were extracted sequentially by 0… CONTINUE READING