Published in Health and Medicine Week, December 1st, 2003
According to published research from the United States, "Perlecan, a large heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG), is present in the basement membrane and other extracellular matrices. Its protein core is 400 kDa in size and consists of five distinct structural domains. A number of in vitro studies suggest multiple functions of perlecan in cell growth and differentiation and tissue organization."
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