Chemistry of white collagen fiber

Histochemistry
Histochemistry of white collagen fiber

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The white collagen fiber forms the fiber component of white collagen connective tissue and white fibrocartilage. Its protein  is collagen which is changed to gelatin on boiling for a few hours and is the digested collagen in the stomach, which is (i.e. gelatin) is easily absorbed.

 

Collagen and gelatin have rich glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. They lack tyrosine, tryptophan and cystine.

 

 

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