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Collagen – the Biggest Con in the Beauty Industry? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 03, 2011

Collagen is the term for a group of proteins which play an important role in human connective tissue. These large protein molecules are derived from subunits of tropocollagen. Tropcollagen is an interesting molecule in that its’ molecular structure models its’ physical property of elasticity. Composed of three intertwined helices, tropocollagen resembles three springs, and these helices are able to stretch and … Read More