Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of mucopolysaccharides. Found in the synovial fluid, the skin, egg cells, umbilical cord, capsules of many bacteria. Hyaluronic acid - a permanent component of the basic substance of the connective tissue, provides bonding individual tissue cells and cells. Due to high viscosity of hyaluronic acid can reduce the permeability of tissues and cells. Enzymatic hydrolysis of hyaluronic acid is hyaluronidase. Cm. also Mucopolysaccharides.