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Substance Name: Aggrecans
ID: D053674000


  • Large HYALURONAN-containing proteoglycans found in articular cartilage (CARTILAGE, ARTICULAR). They form into aggregates that provide tissues with the capacity to resist high compressive and tensile forces.
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  • Aggrecans


  • Aggrecan
  • Cartilage-Specific Proteoglycan Core Proteins

Systematic Name

  • Aggrecans

Registry Number

  • D053674000