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Cartilage contains a variety of proteoglycans that are essential for its normal …


Biology Articles » Biochemistry » The Structure and Function of Cartilage Proteoglycans » Conclusion

Conclusion
- The Structure and Function of Cartilage Proteoglycans

The cartilage proteoglycans are essential for normal tissue function, and perturbation in their abundance or structure can have dire consequences on cartilage formation in the embryo, growth plate function in the juvenile, and articular cartilage function in the adult.

Acknowledgements

The author wishes to thank the Shriners of North America, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Arthritis Society of Canada for financial support.


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