Biochemistry of Collagen by Karl. A. Piez (auth.), G. N. Ramachandran, A. H. Reddi

By Karl. A. Piez (auth.), G. N. Ramachandran, A. H. Reddi (eds.)

Collagen is an interesting protein not just due to its ubiquitous incidence in multicellular animals, but in addition as a result of its distinct chemi­ cal constitution. because the important constituent in bone, cartilage, epidermis, tendon, and enamel, it isn't unbelievable that collagen is of curiosity to anatomists, biochemists, biomedical engineers, mobile biologists, dermatolo­ gists, dental surgeons, leather-based chemists, orthopedic surgeons, physiologists, physicians, zoologists, and a number of others. This ebook was once deliberate to supply an up to date finished survey of all facets of biochemistry of collagen. the new discovery of genetically special collagens with tissue specificity has opened a brand new period in collagen biochemistry, and Karl Piez discusses this within the beginning bankruptcy on basic constitution. within the subsequent bankruptcy, Ramachandran and Rama­ krishnan take care of the molecular constitution of collagen, putting exact emphasis at the conformational elements of its polypeptide chains. stick to­ ing the honor of fundamental and secondary constitution of collagen, the 3-dimensional association of collagen molecules within the fibrils is roofed by way of Miller in bankruptcy three. Collagen is usually within the insoluble country within the dwelling organism because of the cross-linking of person molecules, and Tanzer describes a number of the facets of this cross-linkage in bankruptcy four. The biosynthesis of collagen is mentioned intensive via Prockop and his colleagues.

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