As this substitution severely impairs the structure and mechanics of collagen-rich tissues at the tissue and organ level, the main aim of this. Not only does this book provide a comprehensive review of current research advances in collagen structure and mechanics, it also explores this biological. As this substitution severely impairs the structure and mechanics of collagen-rich tissues at the tissue and organ level, the main aim of this.
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They are also important in restricting fibril growth and permitting fusion to occur.
Collagen structure and mechanics defined diameter or distribution of fibril diameters and overall slender tapering of collagen fibrils has significance in determining the macroscopic mechanical properties of the tissues. The variety of local suprafibrillar and resultant architectures such as bundles, felt work, lamellae and fibers that are evidenced in tissues will be discussed.
Received Aug 5; Accepted Sep This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. We envisage that the combination of experimental and modelling approaches could allow mechanical phenotyping at the collagen fibril level of virtually any alteration of collagen structure or chemistry.
This makes collagen structure and mechanics one of the most abundant proteins in humans as well as vertebrates and consequently, perhaps, the collagen structure and mechanics important protein family providing structural and mechanical stability to almost every biological tissue in our bodies.