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Heparan sulfates and heparins: similar compounds performing the same functions in vertebrates and invertebrates?

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, May 1999
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Title
Heparan sulfates and heparins: similar compounds performing the same functions in vertebrates and invertebrates?
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, May 1999
DOI 10.1590/s0100-879x1999000500005
Pubmed ID
Authors

H.B. Nader, S.F. Chavante, E.A. dos-Santos, F.W. Oliveira, J.F. de-Paiva, S.M.B. Jerônimo, G.F. Medeiros, L.R.D. de-Abreu, E.L. Leite, J.F. de-Sousa-Filho, R.A.B. Castro, L. Toma, I.L.S. Tersariol, M.A. Porcionatto, C.P. Dietrich

Abstract

The distribution and structure of heparan sulfate and heparin are briefly reviewed. Heparan sulfate is a ubiquitous compound of animal cells whose structure has been maintained throughout evolution, showing an enormous variability regarding the relative amounts of its disaccharide units. Heparin, on the other hand, is present only in a few tissues and species of the animal kingdom and in the form of granules inside organelles in the cytoplasm of special cells. Thus, the distribution as well as the main structural features of the molecule, including its main disaccharide unit, have been maintained through evolution. These and other studies led to the proposal that heparan sulfate may be involved in the cell-cell recognition phenomena and control of cell growth, whereas heparin may be involved in defense mechanisms against bacteria and other foreign materials. All indications obtained thus far suggest that these molecules perform the same functions in vertebrates and invertebrates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Israel 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 80 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 19 23%
Student > Bachelor 14 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Master 10 12%
Professor 5 6%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 14 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 12%
Chemistry 6 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 16 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2017.
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#1,120,612
of 4,655,094 outputs
Outputs from Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
#23
of 84 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#47,296
of 161,276 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
#1
of 2 outputs
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