Tagged: collagen

Wrinkles, liver spots, crows’ feet: what happens to our skin as we age? - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 27, 2018

Michelle Rodrigues, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne This article is part of our series about skin: why we have it, what it does and what can go wrong. Read other articles in the series here. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The main factors that contribute to how old we … Read More

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