Ultrastructural and biochemical modifications of collagen from tissue of Morbus Dupuytren patients.

Abstract

Small angle X-ray diffraction and biochemical analyses were carried out on normal palmar aponeurosis and on tissue from patients suffering from Dupuytren contractures (MD). Pathological tissue exhibits a higher overall content of collagen III. Type I collagen extracted from pathological tissue has a melting point of 0.8 degrees C higher than that of normal… (More)

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