Symptom and Structure Modifying Properties of Chondroitin Sulfate in Osteoarthritis

Author(s): Jean-Yves Reginster, Florence Heraud, Brigitte Zegels, Olivier Bruyere

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 7 , Issue 10 , 2007

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Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is a complex carbohydrate polymer with variable sulfation which impacts function. CS exhibits a wide range of biological activities. Many experimental and clinical data are available, affirming that CS represents an effective and safe symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) with delayed and sustained effects.

Keywords: Chondroitin sulfate, sulfation patterns, cartilage, glycosaminoglycans, osteoarthritis, SYSADOAs

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Year: 2007
Page: [1051 - 1061]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/138955707782110088
Price: $65

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