Collagen is the main component of connective tissue.
A molecule characterized by a triple helical structure and a high content of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. It is the major constituent of connective tissue fibers, the organic matrix of bone, dentin, cementum, and basal laminas.
Collagen is synthesized by fibroblasts, chondroblasts, osteoblasts and odontoblasts. Several types are found in the human body.
Collagen is used for
- bone grafts
- tissue regeneration
- contour/esthetic implants
- cardiac implants
- reconstructive surgery