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Chondroitin Sulfate

Structure, Role and Pharmacological Activity

1st Edition, Volume 53 - June 28, 2006

Editor: Nicola Volpi

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 7 1 9 5 - 2

CS is an unbranched, polydisperse, complex glycosaminoglycan extracted and purified from various tissues. This polyanion is interacting with both plasma and cells, it is able to… Read more

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CS is an unbranched, polydisperse, complex glycosaminoglycan extracted and purified from various tissues. This polyanion is interacting with both plasma and cells, it is able to modulate many biochemical and physiologic processes. Due to the presence of sulfate groups in different amounts and located in various positions, CS represents a very heterogeneous family of polysaccharides. therefore, the preparative approach and the analytical techniques are of paramount importance to produce CS with specific structure and properties and of pharmaceutical grade.