Identification and characterization of glycanated and non-glycanated forms of biglycan and decorin in the human intervertebral disc.

Immunological studies revealed the presence of several different forms of biglycan and decorin in human intervertebral-disc tissues (annulus fibrosus, nucleus pulposus and cartilage end-plate). In the young intervertebral disc, glycosaminoglycan-containing (glycanated) forms of both biglycan and decorin represented a greater proportion of the total… (More)