Sachin S. Kulkarni Shital D. Patil Deepali G Chavan


Hyaluronic acid, is extract by different procedures from various sources like pig, rabbit, oxes and human are available, but these processes have certain imitations like low yield, and also it requires the killing of these animals which is against the experimental ethics. In the present study, we have carried out the extraction of hyaluronic acid from cock’s comb which was further analyzed with qualitative test, viscosity, UV absorption, endotoxin detection assay. Also, the protein contamination of extracted hyaluronic acid was determined by using SDS-PAGE of hyaluronic acid was studied for checking the protein contaminants and it was noted that there were no bands observed in the well loaded with extracted hyaluronic acid sample indicating that the final extract of hyaluronic acid is not contaminated with the protein. The extraction and purification of hyaluronic acid by using the method reported here give pure hyaluronic acid. The viscosity of extracted hyaluronic acid was found to be 2.55 poise which is economical and can be used for industrial production of hyaluronic acid having clinical applications


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Hyaluronic acid, Osteoarthritis, protein contamination Rooster combs, SDS-PAGE

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Kulkarni, S. S., Patil, S. D., & Chavan, D. G. (2018). Extraction, purification and characterization of hyaluronic acid from Rooster comb. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 10(1), 313-315. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v10i1.1623
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