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Mucopolysaccharides (also known as Glycosaminoglycans or GAGs) are long chains of sugar molecules that are essential for building the bones, cartilage, skin, tendons, and other tissues of the body. Normally, the human body continuously breaks down and builds mucopolysaccharides. There are several enzymes involved in breaking down each GAG and a deficiency or absence of any of the essential enzymes can cause the GAG to not be broken down completely and result in its accumulation in the tissues and organs in the body.