Molecular mechanisms and biomedical applications of glucosamine as a potential multifunctional therapeutic agent.

@article{Dalirfardouei2016MolecularMA,
  title={Molecular mechanisms and biomedical applications of glucosamine as a potential multifunctional therapeutic agent.},
  author={Razieh Dalirfardouei and Gholamreza Karimi and Khadijeh Jamialahmadi},
  journal={Life sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={152},
  pages={21-9}
}
Glucosamine and its acetylated derivative, N-acetyl glucosamine, are naturally occurring amino sugars found in human body. They are important components of glycoproteins, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans. Scientific studies have supported that glucosamine has the beneficial pharmacological effects to relieve osteoarthritis symptoms. Glucosamine can also be as a promising candidate for the prevention and/or treatment of some other diseases due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory… CONTINUE READING
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