Essays Tagged: "Collagen"

Why proteins are imortant

come from other animals.Although some may vary in structure, proteins each have a special function. Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, holds your body together and gives you flexibility, ...

(1 pages) 115 0 4.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Art of a Facial Massage

gging skin and all the other undesirable effects of aging. Today technology offers laser surgery or collagen implantation to reduce or eliminate these signs. Unfortunately the cost does not out way th ...

(2 pages) 50 1 2.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

it's about the genetic disorder Osteogenesis imperfecta.

n a lifetime (OI foundation).OI is caused by a genetic defect that affects the body's production of collagen. It is a defect in either of the two genes that code for collagen I, called COL1A1 on chrom ... o genes that code for collagen I, called COL1A1 on chromosome 17, or COL1A2 on chromosome 7. (OIFE) Collagen is the major protein of the body's connective tissue and can be likened to the framework ar ...

(6 pages) 76 0 5.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The importance of the manganese in the human body

body's metabolism and is thought to help balance blood sugar levels. And also help the formation of collagen, which helps heal wounds.The human body contains approximately ten milligrams of manganese, ...

(1 pages) 23 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Vitamin C-Health effects

r is that has an essential role in human health.The main function of vitamin C is the production of collagen, the main protein substance of the human body. It aids the joining of a portion of a molecu ... of a portion of a molecule of the amino acid proline to form hydroxyproline, resulting in a stable collagen structure, and therefore the proteins hold together connective tissues. Vitamin C is vital ...

(1 pages) 49 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Fetal pig.

esions. Histochemistry included the demonstration of cartilage proteoglycans, mineral radicals, and collagen.Lesions were in 12 of 21 pigs at 1 day of age, and consisted of foci of persistent hypertro ...

(2 pages) 22 1 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Vitamin C

les of the same age.What's the purpose of Vitamin C? First of all, it is vital to the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives structure to bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. ... most fibers contained in connective tissue, which gives the body form and supports the organs. When collagen is produced, there's a series of events, some inside, and some outside of the cell. Vitamin ...

(3 pages) 68 2 3.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Cortical Bone

BoneBone tissue has its beginnings in the embryonic stage as woven bone. It is a matrix containing collagen fibers and random osteocytes. This type of bone is temporary, like woven bone created when ... r of the epiphyses and metaphyses. It is porous, or "spongy", because it is composed of a matrix of collagen fibers formed into plates with networks of rods between them. The remaining open space left ...

(17 pages) 50 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


nerals that they are cells called osteoplast are acids that eat away the bone s mineral coating and collagen. you can think of them as bone destroyers cells called osteoblasts are cells that lay new c ... the bone with fresh minerals. you can think of them as bone creators osteoplast break down the old collagen and mineras that make up healthy bones. then the osteoblasts follow and lay down fresh coll ...

(1 pages) 834 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Your Skin And How To Take Care Of It

ayers together. The Dermis is the second basic layer of the skin. It is made up by a protein called collagen. It makes your skin look young and healthy. When you get older your collagen starts to disa ... en starts to disappear, leading to wrinkles and saggy skin. Fibroblasts are cells that make up your collagen. These cells join the molecules of collagen together until the final collagen has been made ...

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


bones to become fragile and prone to breakages. Bone is a form of connective tissue that is made of collagen, a protein that provides elasticity and calcium, which makes bones hard. Bones are constant ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Most people take for granted the ability to sit, stand,

called osteoblasts (produced by bone cells) next rebuild the skeleton, first filling the holes with collagen and then laying down crystals of calcium and phosphorus. About ten to thirty percent of th ...

(5 pages) 788 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Hydrogel dressing in comparison with hydrocolloid

d healing, granulation tissue appears, and consists mainly of fibroblasts which actively synthesize collagen precursors. These are deposited in the extracellular matrix, and crossed-linked to give ten ... newly healed wound. The remodelling phase consists of the continuous resorption and resynthesis of collagen. It has been shown that re-epithelialization and dermal repair occur more rapidly when a wo ...

(8 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry