Chemistry of connective tissue

Histochemistry
Histochemistry of connective tissue

.Connective tissue contains glycoproteins which may be PAS positive (i.e. neutral polysaccharides or acid glycosaminoglycans which are alcianophilic. They include heparan sulphate, chondroitin sulphate etc.

Biochemistry
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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