collagen


collagen
n. [Gr. kolla, glue; L. genos, to produce]
Fibrous protein material in connective tissues binding together many cells and tissues; relatively inelastic.

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  • Collagen VI — is a form of collagen primarily associated with the extracellular matrix of skeletal muscle.[1] It is associated with the genes COL6A1, COL6A2, and COL6A3. Defects are associated with Bethlem myopathy and Ullrich congenital muscular… …   Wikipedia

  • Collagen — is the principal protein of the skin, tendons, cartilage, bone and connective tissue. * * * The major protein (comprising over half of that in mammals) of the white fibers of connective tissue, cartilage, and bone, that is insoluble in water but… …   Medical dictionary

  • Collagen — Col la*gen, n. [Gr. ko lla glue + gen.] (Physiol. Chem.) The chemical basis of ordinary connective tissue, as of tendons or sinews and of bone. On being boiled in water it becomes gelatin or glue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collagen — collagen. См. коллаген. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Collagen — Collagen, Glutin (s.d.) gebendes Gewebe …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • collagen — structural protein of connective tissue, 1843, from Fr. collagène, from Gk. kolla glue + gen giving birth to (see GEN (Cf. gen)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • collagen — ► NOUN ▪ the main structural protein found in animal connective tissue, yielding gelatin when boiled. ORIGIN French collagène, from Greek kolla glue …   English terms dictionary

  • collagen — [käl′ə jən] n. [< Gr kolla, glue + GEN] a fibrous protein found in connective tissue, bone, and cartilage collagenic [käl′əjən′ik] adj. collagenous [kə laj′ə nəs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Collagen — Tropocollagen triple helix Collagen /ˈkɒlədʒɨn/ is a group of naturally occurring proteins found in animals, especially in the flesh and connective tissues of mammals.[1] It is the main component of connectiv …   Wikipedia

  • collagen — collagenous /keuh laj euh neuhs/, adj. /kol euh jeuhn/, n. Biochem. any of a class of extracellular proteins abundant in higher animals, esp. in the skin, bone, cartilage, tendon, and teeth, forming strong insoluble fibers and serving as… …   Universalium

  • collagen — [[t]kɒ̱ləʤən[/t]] N UNCOUNT Collagen is a protein that is found in the bodies of people and animals. It is often used as an ingredient in cosmetics or is injected into the face in cosmetic surgery, in order to make the skin look younger. The… …   English dictionary


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