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Old 10-04-2012
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Biochemistry Chondroitin Sulfate!

I had a Biochem question on NBME. Basically it's asking why chondroitin sulfate occupies a large volume in solution form (as in synovial fluid) when compared to dehydrated solid form.

Any clue or thought on the answer?

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I agree

Chondroitin sulfate is a glycosaminoglycan .. They absorb water and get enlarged ( same pathophysiology of exopthalmus ..) that's why may be ..

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