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Abstract ................................................................................................. 172 9.1 Introduction .................................................................................. 172 9.2 Hyaluronan (HA) Networks ......................................................... 174 9.3 Rheological Properties ................................................................. 174 9.4 Water Homeostasis ....................................................................... 175 9.5 Antioxidative Activity of Hyaluronan ......................................... 175 9.6 Oxidative Degradation of Hyaluronan ......................................... 177 9.7 Acknowledgment ......................................................................... 180 Keywords .............................................................................................. 181 References ............................................................................................. 181

ANTIOXIDATIVE ACTIVITY OF HYALURONAN: EVALUATION AND MECHANISM MAYSA MOHAMED SABET, TAMER MAHMOUD TAMER*, AND AHMED MOHAMED OMER

Polymer Materials Research Department, Advanced Technologies and New Materials Research Institute (ATNMRI), City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications (SRTA-City), New Borg El-Arab City, Alexandria, Egypt *Corresponding author. E-Mail: [email protected]

ABSTRACT

Hyaluronan (HA) is the main component of the synovial joint, eyes, extracellular matrix of the skin and many other tissues and organs in the body. The unique structure and properties of HA enable its usage in several bioapplications. This review describes physical-chemical properties of HA, its mechanism of action, and oxidative degradation.