Research Article | Livestock Products Technology

Extraction and Physico-Chemical Properties of Chondroitin Sulphate from Bovine Trachea

G. N. Nithinkumar, V. AppaRao, R. Narendra Babu and T.A. Kannan

Department of Livestock Products Technology (Meat Science), Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600 007, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2022 : 99 (4) - pages 7 to 9
(Received: , Accepted: )


A study was conducted to utilize bovine trachea, a by-product obtained from slaughter house to extract chondroitin sulphate. Chondroitin sulphate was extracted by digesting trachea with 0.25% papain after defatting with 20% ethanol. Further the chondroitin sulphate was precipitated using 10% trichloroacetic acid, dialysed and lyophilized. Physico-chemical properties like pH, yield, instrumental colour analysis and proximate analysis of chondroitin sulphate were determined. The yield of chondroitin sulphate from bovine trachea was 3.78±0.14%. The moisture, protein, fat and ash content of extracted chondroitin sulphate was 6.13±0.13, 55.83±1.31, 21.74±0.14 and 6.58±1.15% respectively.

Key Words: Chondroitin Sulphate, Bovine trachea, By-product utilization

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