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

@article{Jsior1980CrystallineTP,
  title={Crystalline three‐dimensional packing is a general characteristic of type I collagen fibrils},
  author={J. C. J{\'e}sior and A. Miller and Carmen Berthet‐Colominas},
  journal={FEBS Letters},
  year={1980},
  volume={113}
}
Collagen: the organic matrix of bone.
  • A. Miller
  • Chemistry
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
  • 1984
TLDR
Analysis of the intensity distribution in the medium-angle X-ray diffraction patterns from tendons has produced the following picture of the molecular arrangement in fibrils: the molecular helices have a coherent length of 32 nm and are tilted parallel to a specific place within the lattice.
Radial packing, order, and disorder in collagen fibrils.
Variation in the Helical Structure of Native Collagen
TLDR
The possible significance of helical instability, local helix dissociation and molecular packing of the triple-helices is discussed in the context of collagen's supramolecular organization, all of which must affect the symmetry of the collagen triple-helix.
The structure of collagen.
TLDR
The different genetic types of collagen, and the structure of the triple-helical molecule as refined from X-ray fibre diffraction data, are described and an account is given of the quasi-hexagonal model.
Variations in collagen fibril structure in tendons
TLDR
It appears that the variations observed in the lower orders (2nd–8th) and in the higher orders (29th–52nd) are probably related to differences in the primary structure of the Type I collagen found in the different species.
Electron microscopy of the collagen fibril
TLDR
An unambiguous physical identification is provided by X-ray diffraction; the helix parameters established by high-angle X-rays scattering are unique to collagen.
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