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Studies from University of Wisconsin Provide New Data on Extracellular Matrix Proteins (Collagen-Based Biomaterials for Wound Healing)

August 5, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Proteins are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Madison, Wisconsin, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "With its wide distribution in soft and hard connective tissues, collagen is the most abundant of animal proteins."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Wisconsin, "In vitro, natural collagen can be formed into highly organized, three-dimensional scaffolds that are intrinsically biocompatible, biodegradable, nontoxic upon exogenous application, and endowed with high tensile strength. These attributes make collagen the material of choice for wound healing and tissue engineering applications."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In this article, we review the structure and molecular interactions of collagen in vivo; the recent use of natural collagen in sponges, injectables, films and membranes, dressings, and skin grafts; and the on-going development of synthetic collagen mimetic peptides as pylons to anchor cytoactive agents in wound beds."

For more information on this research see: Collagen-Based Biomaterials for Wound Healing. Biopolymers, 2014;101(8):821-833. Biopolymers can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Biopolymers -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Chattopadhyay, University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Biochem, Madison, WI 53706, United States (see also Proteins).

Keywords for this news article include: Madison, Collagen, Wisconsin, United States, North and Central America, Extracellular Matrix Proteins

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