Oligosaccharide Mapping and Sequence Analysis of Glycosaminoglycans

  • Jeremy E. Turnbull
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 19)


A strategy for determining the structure of a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) can be divided into three areas. The first is to establish its saccharide composition. This requires complete depolymerization of the parent chains to disaccharide products that can be purified, separated, and identified either by comparison with reference standards or by further structural analysis (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).


Hyaluronic Acid Heparan Sulfate Alcian Blue Dermatan Sulfate Calcium Acetate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy E. Turnbull
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Research and Cancer Research Campaign, Department of Medical OncologyUniversity of Manchester, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium InstituteManchesterUK

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