Isolation and characterization of a highly sulfated heparan sulfate from ascidian test cells.

@article{Cavalcante1999IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of a highly sulfated heparan sulfate from ascidian test cells.},
  author={Mois{\'e}s C Marinho Cavalcante and Paulo A. S. Mour{\~a}o and Mauro S. G. Pav{\~a}o},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1999},
  volume={1428 1},
  pages={
          77-87
        }
}
Several sulfated polysaccharides have been isolated from the test cells of the ascidian Styela plicata. The preponderant polysaccharide is a highly sulfated heparan sulfate with the following disaccharide composition: (1) UA(2SO4)-1-->4 GlcN(SO4)(6SO4), 53%; (2) UA(2SO4)-1-->4-GlcN(SO4), 22%; (3) UA-1-->4-GlcNAc(6SO4), 14% and (4) UA-1-->4-GlcN(SO4), 11%. Two others unidentified sulfated polysaccharides and a glycogen polymer are also present in the ascidian eggs. Histochemistry with the… CONTINUE READING
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