Proteoglycans: In a recent publication, Gallo discusses proteoglycans and cutaneous vascular defense and repair. Proteoglycans are hybrid molecules composed of a core protein and covalently attached glycosaminoglycan chain(s). The structure, location and processing of these molecules enables them to encode specific information that is used in multiple physiologic processes.
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