Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are present on the surfaces of all adherent animal cells and in extracellular matrices. GAGs interact with many families of growth factors and growth factor receptors and thus influence cell growth and differentiation.

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The Mass Spectrometry Resource is developing methods for tandem mass spectrometric analysis sequencing of glycosaminoglycans.

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