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