In my biochemistry course I have to know about various polysaccharides and variants, and I am struggling with remembering them. I think it would help if I could break down their names.
For 'glycosaminoglycan' i think
-glycan just refers to the fact that it is a polysaccharide. Some, but not all polysaccharides have glycan in their name, e.g. glycogen vs amylase and amylopectin
-amino means there is an amino group somewhere in there?
That's all I can think of...