Morphometric analysis of collagen: a comparative study in cow and pig skins

Citation
A. Kobayashi et al., Morphometric analysis of collagen: a comparative study in cow and pig skins, ANAT HISTOL, 28(4), 1999, pp. 235-238
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health
Journal title
Anatomia, histologia, embryologia
ISSN journal
0340-2096 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Pages
235 - 238
Database
ISI
SICI code
0340-2096(199908)28:4<235:MAOCAC>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
Light and electron microscopic studies were conducted on dermis samples tak en from different regions of adult cows and pigs to determine whether there is a correlation between subfibrillar-architecture and collagen fibril dia meter in dermis tissue. Dermis thicknesses, collagen fibril diameters, subf ibrillar architecture diameters, and angles of the helical arrangement of s ubfibrillar architectures were measured in all dermis samples. The results showed that the differences between subfibrillar architecture diameters in dermis samples from different regions of the same species were not signific ant and that the diameters of subfibrillar architectures in dermis samples were similar (22-28 nm) in the two species (cow and pig) examined in this s tudy. These findings therefore suggest that the collagen fibril diameter de pends on the number of subfibrillar architectures in each fibril.