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Nanoscale properties of collagen in ageing

Abioye, T; Mudera, V; Bozec, L; (2011) Nanoscale properties of collagen in ageing. In: Abstracts of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) meeting 19-21 July 2011, University of Leeds. (pp. 33 - 33). Green open access

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Abstract

Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in the human body. It is highly conserved across species and is found in our skeleton, tendons, cornea, and skin for example. Although collagen has been widely studied over the past 30 years, the relationship between its structural behaviour and its mechanical properties with ageing still remains poorly understood especially at the molecular level (nano-scale). This research looks at a novel approach to quantify the effects of collagen cross-linking due to ageing at the molecular scale by using both engineered / aged biomimetic collagen matrices. This is an inter-disciplinary approach integrating fields of nanotechnology, tissue engineering and systems biology.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Nanoscale properties of collagen in ageing
Event: Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) meeting
Location: University of Leeds
Dates: 19/07/2011-21/07/2011
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ecmjournal.org/journal/supplements/vol0...
Language: English
Additional information: Reproduced with kind permission from eCM journal (www.ecmjournal.org)
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1348477
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