Is collagen a glycoprotein?


Is collagen a glycoprotein?


Glycoproteins are protein molecules with an attached sugar. If the sugar is attached to the endoplasmic reticulum, it is called an N-linked sugar because it is attached by a nitrogen atom. If the sugar is attached at the Golgi apparatus, then it is an O-linked sugar because it is attached by an oxygen atom.

Answer and Explanation:

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body, and it is a glycoprotein. It can undergo glycosylation.

Collagen is a network of amino...

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