Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin Sulfate
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Chemical FormulaC13H21NO15S
Molecular weight463.363 g/mol
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Traditional NameChondroitin sulfate
CAS Registry Number9007-28-7

 

Chondroitin sulfate is a sulfated glycosaminoglycan (GAG) composed of a chain of alternating sugars (N-acetylgalactosamine and glucuronic acid). It is usually found attached to proteins as part of a proteoglycan. A chondroitin chain can have over 100 individual sugars, each of which can be sulfated in variable positions and quantities. Chondroitin sulfate is an important structural component of cartilage and provides much of its resistance to compression. Along with glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate has become a widely used dietary supplement for treatment of osteoarthritis.

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