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May 20, 2020

WHAT IS COLLAGEN?

As a protein, collagen is made up of amino acids (arginine, glycine, hydroxyproline, and proline). Amino acids are comprised of the elements: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Collagen is produced by fibroblasts (biological cells that help to form the structure of animal tissues). The structure of a collagen protein is what gives it the unique strength […]

May 20, 2020

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF COLLAGEN?

The roots of the word “collagen” go back to the Greek word kólla, which means glue. Collagen is among the most abundant fibrous proteins and fulfills a variety of mechanical functions, particularly in mammals. Its main function is to provide structural integrity to tissue during mechanical stress.   Collagen is primarily found in the connective […]

May 20, 2020

WHAT ARE PROTEINS?

Proteins are large, complex molecules. They make up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in our blood. Protein is made from twenty-plus basic building blocks called amino acids. Because we don’t store amino acids, our bodies make them in two different ways: either from scratch or by modifying others. Nine […]