Isolation and characterization of chondroitin sulfates from sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis) and their effects on growth of fibroblasts.

@article{Im2010IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of chondroitin sulfates from sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis) and their effects on growth of fibroblasts.},
  author={A-Rang Im and Youmie Park and Yeong Shik Kim},
  journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={1268-73}
}
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is a glycosaminoglycan that composed of hexosamine (D-galactosamine) and hexuronic acid (D-glucuronic acid) unit arranged in an alternating unbranched sequence. CS is an essential component of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of connective tissue. It is mainly covalently attached to core proteins in the form of proteoglycans so that it exhibits specific interactions with proteins for cell growth, differentiation, division and migration. In this study, CSs were purified… CONTINUE READING