of connective tissue
.Connective tissue contains glycoproteins which may be
PAS positive (i.e. neutral polysaccharides or acid glycosaminoglycans
alcianophilic. They include
heparan sulphate, chondroitin sulphate etc.
Connective tissue consists of
cell an fibers. Composition of connective tissue include protein which forms
the fiber, ground substance or matrix and fat. The ground substance of
connective tissue consist of sulphated mucosubstances which are associated
with proteins. It also contains chondroitin sulphates A and C to include
dermatan sulphate and chondrotin sulphate B. It contains mucoid substances
which vary from one component to another. Thus we have tendomucoid,
osseomucoid etc. It also contains mucopolysscharide with hyaluronic acid
being the commonest.
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