Scientists Create Super-Strong Collagen

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has 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.

Hmmm wonder if that has any Ehlers-Danlos syndrome implications? Sounds like it might.

The lab website

Abstract of the paper: Stereoelectronic and steric effects in side chains preorganize a protein main chain. Matthew D. Shoulders, Kenneth A. Satyshur, Katrina T. Forest, and Ronald T. Raines (2010). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107, 559 – 564.

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  • MLee  On January 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Sounds great, litte late for me due to time it takes to when it can get approved, but for my son it seems full of promise:)

  • BadGlue  On January 15, 2010 at 2:30 am

    I'm in my early 40's and don't expect to see any result from this, but who knows.

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