Collagen fibril formation.

@article{Kadler1996CollagenFF,
  title={Collagen fibril formation.},
  author={Karl E Kadler and David F. Holmes and J. A. Trotter and John A Chapman},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={316 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={1-11}
}
Collagen is most abundant in animal tissues as very long fibrils with a characteristic axial periodic structure. The fibrils provide the major biomechanical scaffold for cell attachment and anchorage of macromolecules, allowing the shape and form of tissues to be defined and maintained. How the fibrils are formed from their monomeric precursors is the primary concern of this review. Collagen fibril formation is basically a self-assembly process (i.e. one which is to a large extent determined by… CONTINUE READING
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