Comparative Chemistry of Collagen

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COLLAGEN is a “young” protein present only in multicellular organisms, and the number of acceptable mutations of the amino-acid composition is restricted by the structural requirements of the secondary structure. In what follows we summarize some of our work1–5 during the past 6 years in which we have compared collagen from different species.

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PIKKARAINEN, J., KULONEN, E. Comparative Chemistry of Collagen. Nature 223, 839–841 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223839a0

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