The potential of chondroitin sulfate as a therapeutic agent.

  title={The potential of chondroitin sulfate as a therapeutic agent.},
  author={Fotini N Lamari},
  journal={Connective tissue research},
  volume={49 3},
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is an omnipresent glycosaminoglycan with significant biologic roles. Chondroitin sulfate has not one structure but its polysaccharide backbone is modified to a smaller or higher degree according to the cell, tissue, species localization, and/or physiopathological stimuli. The potential of chondroitin sulfate for the therapy of osteoarthritis has been under investigation in several clinical trials, which have shown that it is safe and well tolerated. However, there are… CONTINUE READING

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