Type I Collagen: Molecular Structure, Applications in Tissue Engineering and Role in Human Disorders

Gretchen Rivera (Editor)

Series: Genetics – Research and Issues
BISAC: MED107000

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In the human body, collagen is the most abundant structural protein, forming up to 35% of the entire protein content of the whole body. In this book, the preparation, characterization and applications in tissue regeneration of bovine type 1 collagen are reviewed. Furthermore, collagen is often used in regenerative medicine.

In this book, the authors report on the helicity of collagen molecule in fibrils by circular dichroism spectroscopy and the thermograph of fibrils by differential scanning calorimetry (the structural aspects of collagen molecules). In the last chapter, second harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy is reviewed and its potential to visualize collagen fibers in a variety of connective tissues.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter One
Bovine Type I collagen: Preparation, Characterization, and Application in Tissue Regeneration
(Hai Lin, Yujiang Fan, National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China)

Chapter Two
Structural Analyses of Type I collagen Fibrils for Application to Tissue Engineering
(Koichi Morimoto and Saori Kunii, Department of Genetic Engineering, Kindai University, Nishimitani, Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan)

Chapter Three
Type-I Collagen Characterization of Humans Suffering Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Skin Study by Second-Harmonic-Generation Microscopy and Texture Analysis
(Javier Adur, Lilia D´Souza-Li, Hernandes F. Carvalho, Carlos L. Cesar, Víctor H. Casco, Microscopy Laboratory Applied to Molecular and Cellular Studies, Bioengineering School; National University of Entre Ríos. Oro Verde, Entre Ríos, Argentina, and others)

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