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A molecular model of hyaluronic acid, a glycosaminoglycan found in the extracellular matrix of connective, epithelial and neural tissue. Hyaluronic acid is a major component of the skin during tissue repair, and also influences the resilience of articular cartilage found between joints. Due to its involvement in cell proliferation and migration, hyaluronic acid is believed to also play a role in tumor growth and metastasis. Atoms are colored dark gray (carbon), light gray (hydrogen), red (oxygen) and blue (nitrogen).
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