Hyaluronic Acid : a Biopolymer with Versatile Physico-chemical and Biological Properties

@inproceedings{Kogan2008HyaluronicA,
  title={Hyaluronic Acid : a Biopolymer with Versatile Physico-chemical and Biological Properties},
  author={Grigorij Kogan and Ladislav {\vS}olt{\'e}s and Robert Stern and Raniero Mendichi},
  year={2008}
}
Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan, HA) is a linear polysaccharide formed from disaccharide units containing N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and glucuronic acid. Its molar mass can vary between 2 × 10 and 10 × 10 Da and its physiological properties are strongly influenced by its polymeric and polyelectrolyte character, as well by the viscous nature of its solutions. HA is abundantly present in almost all biological fluids and tissues and is also used as a diagnostic marker for many diseases including cancer… CONTINUE READING