Oct 27, 2016
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body. Hyaluronic acid (HA; conjugate base hyaluronate), also called hyaluronan, is an anionic, nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan distributed widely throughout connective, epithelial, and neural tissues. It Hyaluronic acid isn't harsh or skin-stripping at all. In fact, it's the exact opposite - a powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that keeps skin plump and hydrated and, yes, young-looking.
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Hyaluronic acid (HA; conjugate base hyaluronate), also called hyaluronan, is an anionic, nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan distributed widely throughout connective, epithelial, and neural tissues. Hyaluronan can be crosslinked by attaching thiols, methacrylates, hexadecylamides and tyramines. Hyaluronan can also be crosslinked directly with formaldehyde or with divinylsulfone. Due to its ability to regulate angiogenesis by stimulating endothelial cells to proliferate, hyaluronan can be used to create hydrogels to study vascular morphogenesis. These hydrogels have properties similar to human soft tissue, but are also easily controlled and modified, making HA very suitable for tissue engineering studies.
Typical Laboratory uses
- HA is used in cancer detection as a tumour marker for prostrate and breast cancer.
- HA has also been used in the synthesis of biological scaffolds for wound-healing applications.
- In addition to the free-radical scavenging role, HA may also function in the negative feedback loop of inflammatory activation through its specific biological interactions with the biological constituents of inflammation.
- HA plays a pro-inflammatory role in wound healing.
- HA is used in any research related to Foetal Wound healing, skin epithelial cell healing and regeneration applications.