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GO term:glycosaminoglycan metabolic process
Synonym: glycosaminoglycan metabolism
GO id:GO:0030203
Definition:The chemical reactions and pathways involving glycosaminoglycans, any one of a group of polysaccharides that contain amino sugars. Formerly known as mucopolysaccharides, they include hyaluronic acid and chondroitin, which provide lubrication in joints and form part of the matrix of cartilage. The three-dimensional structure of these molecules enables them to trap water, which forms a gel and gives glycosaminoglycans their elastic properties.
Number of paths to term: 4

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Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-ametabolic process
                        is-anitrogen compound metabolic process
                                is-aorganonitrogen compound metabolic process
                                        is-aaminoglycan metabolic process
                                                is-aaminoglycan biosynthetic process +
                                                is-aaminoglycan catabolic process +
                                                is-achitin metabolic process +
                                                is-aglycosaminoglycan metabolic process [GO:0030203] (76 genes, 102 annotations)
                                                        is-achondroitin sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-achondroitin sulfate proteoglycan metabolic process +
                                                        is-adermatan sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-agalactosaminoglycan metabolic process +
                                                        is-aglycosaminoglycan biosynthetic process +
                                                        is-aglycosaminoglycan catabolic process +
                                                        is-aheparin metabolic process +
                                                        is-ahyaluronan metabolic process +
                                                        is-akeratan sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-apeptidoglycan metabolic process +
                                                is-apoly-N-acetyllactosamine metabolic process +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-ametabolic process
                        is-aorganic substance metabolic process
                                is-acarbohydrate derivative metabolic process
                                        is-aaminoglycan metabolic process
                                                is-aaminoglycan biosynthetic process +
                                                is-aaminoglycan catabolic process +
                                                is-achitin metabolic process +
                                                is-aglycosaminoglycan metabolic process [GO:0030203] (76 genes, 102 annotations)
                                                        is-achondroitin sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-achondroitin sulfate proteoglycan metabolic process +
                                                        is-adermatan sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-agalactosaminoglycan metabolic process +
                                                        is-aglycosaminoglycan biosynthetic process +
                                                        is-aglycosaminoglycan catabolic process +
                                                        is-aheparin metabolic process +
                                                        is-ahyaluronan metabolic process +
                                                        is-akeratan sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-apeptidoglycan metabolic process +
                                                is-apoly-N-acetyllactosamine metabolic process +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-ametabolic process
                        is-aorganic substance metabolic process
                                is-amacromolecule metabolic process
                                        is-aaminoglycan metabolic process
                                                is-aaminoglycan biosynthetic process +
                                                is-aaminoglycan catabolic process +
                                                is-achitin metabolic process +
                                                is-aglycosaminoglycan metabolic process [GO:0030203] (76 genes, 102 annotations)
                                                        is-achondroitin sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-achondroitin sulfate proteoglycan metabolic process +
                                                        is-adermatan sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-agalactosaminoglycan metabolic process +
                                                        is-aglycosaminoglycan biosynthetic process +
                                                        is-aglycosaminoglycan catabolic process +
                                                        is-aheparin metabolic process +
                                                        is-ahyaluronan metabolic process +
                                                        is-akeratan sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-apeptidoglycan metabolic process +
                                                is-apoly-N-acetyllactosamine metabolic process +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-ametabolic process
                        is-aorganic substance metabolic process
                                is-aorganonitrogen compound metabolic process
                                        is-aaminoglycan metabolic process
                                                is-aaminoglycan biosynthetic process +
                                                is-aaminoglycan catabolic process +
                                                is-achitin metabolic process +
                                                is-aglycosaminoglycan metabolic process [GO:0030203] (76 genes, 102 annotations)
                                                        is-achondroitin sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-achondroitin sulfate proteoglycan metabolic process +
                                                        is-adermatan sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-agalactosaminoglycan metabolic process +
                                                        is-aglycosaminoglycan biosynthetic process +
                                                        is-aglycosaminoglycan catabolic process +
                                                        is-aheparin metabolic process +
                                                        is-ahyaluronan metabolic process +
                                                        is-akeratan sulfate metabolic process +
                                                        is-apeptidoglycan metabolic process +
                                                is-apoly-N-acetyllactosamine metabolic process +


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