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H7640 Sigma-Aldrich

Heparan sulfate sodium salt from bovine kidney

Synonym: Heparitin sulfate sodium salt




Heparan sulfate sodium salt from bovine kidney has been used:
• to investigate its effect on proliferation of B cells
• to monitor its role on eye development in E5 embryonic cells
• to study its binding with exosome fibronectin in human trabecular meshwork cells using dot blot


1, 5, 10 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Heparan sulphate (HS), a ubiquitous glycosaminoglycan, is a polymer of D-glucuronic acid or L-iduronic acid and D-glucosamine (GlcA) sugars. It is synthesized in the cis-Golgi as heparan. In Golgi, final heparan sulphate is synthesized in by the action of enzymes N- and O-HS-sulphotransferases and HS epimerase. The mature HS has 50 to 200 disaccharide units. It is part of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and plays a key role in the oncogenic pathway. Deregulation of heparin sulfate metabolism is implicated in cancer progression. HS is associated with the onset of infectious diseases and inflammatory conditions. HS interaction with Aβ fibrils contributes to the pathophysiology of Alzheimer′s disease.

Constituent of membrane-associated proteoglycans suggested to contribute to cell-cell adhesion

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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Certificate of Origin


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Protocols & Articles


Glycosaminoglycan Sulfation and Signaling

Glycosaminoglycans are large linear polysaccharides constructed of repeating disaccharide units. The disaccharide units that are the basis of all glycosaminoglycans (except keratan) are a combination...
Vicki Caligur
BioFiles 2008, 3.10, 4.
Keywords: Adhesion, Aminations, Angiogenesis, Anticoagulants, Apoptosis, Atomic absorption spectroscopy, Cancer, Cell biology, Cell proliferation, Cell signaling, Cellular processes, Central Nervous System, Chromatography, Coagulation, Degradations, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Epimerizations, Gene expression, Genetic, Genomics, Growth factors, Help, High performance liquid chromatography, Inflammation, Ion-exchange chromatography, Ligands, Mass spectrometry, Methods, Microarray Analysis, Morphogenesis, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Phosphorylations, Polymerase chain reaction, Polymerization reactions, Proteomics, Reductive aminations, Sequences, Spectroscopy, Sulfations, Transcription, Type, transformation

Glycosaminoglycans and Proteoglycans

Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are large linear polysaccharides constructed of repeating disaccharide units with the primary configurations containing an amino sugar (either GlcNAc or GalNAc) and an uroni...
Glycobiology Analysis Manual, 2nd Edition
Keywords: Adhesion, Catalysis, Coagulation, Degradations, Growth factors, Inflammation, Ligands, Pentose phosphate pathway, Polymerization reactions, Sulfations

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