Crystalline three‐dimensional packing is a general characteristic of type I collagen fibrils

  title={Crystalline three‐dimensional packing is a general characteristic of type I collagen fibrils},
  author={J. C. J{\'e}sior and A. Miller and C. Berthet-Colominas},
  journal={FEBS Letters},
  • J. C. Jésior, A. Miller, C. Berthet-Colominas
  • Published 1980
  • Biology, Medicine
  • FEBS Letters
  • The X-ray diffraction pattern of moistened and stretched rat tail tendon has been known for several years [ 1,2] and demonstrates a crystalline packing of the collagen molecules within the fibrils. However, controversies have arisen about the meaning of this pattern leading to the proposal of several models (e.g. [3-61). Furthermore it was proposed that this pattern was restricted to rat tail tendon and that it was not a general feature of collagen fibrils [7]. It has been found that the tail… CONTINUE READING
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