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Why 2?

Post by pankaaj » Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:53 pm

In extracellular matrix Collagen & Elastin is present.
Collagen is for strength & Elastin is for elastisity?
So why 2? Is there any another molecule acting as both?

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Post by sdekivit » Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:42 pm

collagen is needed for resistance to stretchforces (tissue strength) elastin is needed for recoiling of the tissue to the original stat after deformation.

--> these two have different function so both are needed.

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:01 pm

and no, there is no one molecule that can do both as good as these two molecules do them individually...
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