Table II

Intimal proteoglycans observed in atherosclerosis-prone and atherosclerosis-resistant arteries

The complete list of all peptides identified for each proteoglycan is included in the supplemental material.

Internal carotidInternal thoracic
FrequencyNo. of peptidesSequence coverageFrequencyNo. of peptidesSequence coverage
% % % %
Large extracellular proteoglycans
    Versican1004–171–51005–112–4
    Aggrecan131–80.3–2381–60.5–2
Basement membrane proteoglycans
    Perlecan943–221–61003–271–8
Class I SLR-proteoglycans
    Biglycan1005–1516–521004–1511–51
    Decorin941–54–20881–74–22
Class II SLR-proteoglycans
    Fibromodulin881–45–11751–42–11
    Lumican811–83–31562–66–25
    Prolargin / PRELP562–75–20441–43–11