The extracellular matrix is a complex combination of non-cellular materials that support biochemical and biomechanical processes in the tissues and organs. Among the components of the extracellular mix are two distinct types of biomolecules: proteoglycans and glycoproteins.
Immunology researchers are primarily interested in these biomolecules due to their role in the human tissue processes and immune system function. For example, scientists have researched the effects of proteoglycans and glycoproteins on wound healing, liver cancer, viral pathogens, and many other areas.
Detecting proteoglycan in your tissue samples is a two-part process. First, properly prepare your tissue samples using the optimized assay buffer and detailed instructions in the Tissue Digestion Kit. Next, measure sulfated glycosaminoglycans with a simple colorimetric readout in the Proteoglycan Detection Kit.#AskAScientist: What’s the Difference Between Proteoglycans and Glycoproteins? Click To Tweet
The Differences Between Proteoglycans & Glycoproteins
Learn more about the differences between proteoglycans and glycoproteins in the table below.