Isolation of Intramuscular Connective Tissue


BECAUSE of their accessibility and relative purity, the most widely used sources of tissue for the study of collagenous proteins have been mammalian skin (particularly calf and rat), rat tail tendon, fish skin and fish swim bladder1. Although contributing much to the basic knowledge of the structure and chemistry of collagen, it is not known with certainty whether collagen from these sources is typical of that found in other more inaccessible tissues of the body.

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MCCLAIN, P. Isolation of Intramuscular Connective Tissue. Nature 221, 181–182 (1969).

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