Successful treatment and management of conditions involving inflammation remains a great challenge in modern medicine, as there are numerous types of immune and structural cells involved, and the pathways are networked and complex.
Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium (PPS) is a semi-synthetic drug manufactured from European beech xylans that are sulphated to produce a negatively charged product that mimics glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). These complex carbohydrates have a regulatory role in the body through interacting with proteins involved with inflammation. PPS also has a mild adark-textntithrombotic activity.
Successful treatment and management of disease or injury involving inflammation remains a great challenge in modern medicine. There is consensus that this area will not be resolved with single target drugs as there are numerous classes of immune system cells involved, and the pathways are networked and complex.