What is hyaluronic acid and its use?

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V.B.S.Aishwarya's picture

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It is the fluid present in the vitreous humor of eyes and synovial fluid of joints.An important GAG. functions as lubricant and shock-absorbent. ref: Biochemistry by U.Satyanarayana, pg-23

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Shruti Priya's picture

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Chemically, hyaluronic acid is composed of alternate units of D-glucuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine,distributed in conneective tissues,synovial fluid,vitreous humour.Apart from lubricant and shock absorber, it promotes wound healing as well. In general terms, it is a mucopolysaccharide. Reference:Biochemistry by U.Satyanarayana.page no.22 and 25

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