Washington: Scientists have created the strongest form of collagen known to science, a stable alternative to human collagen that could one day be used to treat arthritis and other conditions that result from collagen defects.Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, forming strong sheets and cables that support the structure of skin, internal organs, cartilage and bones, as well as all the connective tissue in between.“It’s by far the most stable collagen ever made,” said Ron Raines, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of chemistry and biochemistry who led the study.
Raines said that this artificial collagen holds promise as a therapy for conditions such as arthritis, which is caused by a breakdown of the body’s natural collagen.The research has been published in the January 12 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ANI
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