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When treated with acids, alkalies, or hot water, the insoluble protein collagen
slowly becomes soluble. If the original protein is pure and the conversion process
is mild, the high molecular weight product is called gelatin and may be used for ...
The structural integrity of the vertebrate organism depends on two kinds of fibrous
protein molecules, collagen and elastin. Collagen, which constitutes almost one-
third of the body protein, is found in skin, bone, and tendons. When first ...
collagen increases with age. Insoluble collagen then builds up with age as a
result of synthesis exceeding removal, much like another fibrous tissue, the
crystalline lens of the eye. With increasing age, the number of cross- linkages
within and ...
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