glycosaminoglycan metabolic process

id: GO:0030203
name: glycosaminoglycan metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: 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.

Child Functions

GO:0000270peptidoglycan metabolic process
GO:0006024glycosaminoglycan biosynthetic process
GO:0006027glycosaminoglycan catabolic process
GO:0030202heparin metabolic process
GO:0030204chondroitin sulfate metabolic process
GO:0030212hyaluronan metabolic process
GO:0042339keratan sulfate metabolic process
GO:0046350galactosaminoglycan metabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0006022aminoglycan metabolic process