Effect of zirconium(IV) complexes on the thermal and enzymatic stability of type I collagen.

@article{Fathima2003EffectOZ,
  title={Effect of zirconium(IV) complexes on the thermal and enzymatic stability of type I collagen.},
  author={Nishtar Nishad Fathima and Madhan Balaraman and Jonnalagadda Raghava Rao and Balachandran Unni Nair},
  journal={Journal of inorganic biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
Understanding the mechanism of stabilization of collagen is an important area of research. Metal ions are known to interact with collagen and bring about the stability of the same. In the present investigation, the interaction of zirconium(IV) complexes with collagen was studied. The effect of zirconium(IV) complexes, namely zirconium oxychloride and zirconium oxalate on the enzymatic and thermal stability of collagen was investigated. Zirconium has been found to increase the hydrothermal… CONTINUE READING