Extensibility of collagen

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    • #12193
      Raphy
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      Hello everyone,

      I hope I’m in the right forum. I wonder if any of you can tell me of a molecule/product that could, in vivo, enhance the extensibility and the plastic deformation capacities of collagen fibers.

      I know that infrared radiation has this property, although this effect is light.

      For example, I’m wondering what would a collagenase liquid do to a connective tissue that would be stretched?

      Thanks a lot,

      Raphy

    • #94451
      JackBean
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      Well, colagenase would degrade the collagen.
      Leguminase plants are, what are you looking for ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #94499
      JackBean
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      Well, further info:
      lathyrogens (sorry, I’m not sure, whether this is correct english name) are causing lathyrismus, their typical source are peas (Lathyrus; http://www.biolib.cz/cz/taxon/id39975/ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). These are amines, which are able to inhibit enzymes like amino oxidase or also lysyl oxidase. The second catalyse oxidation of lysines to allysine, which forms bridges in collagen afterwards.
      It is believed, that also Niccolรฒ Paganini did have lathyrismus, and thus had long and flexible fingers ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #94504
      Raphy
      Participant

      Thank you for your help, I was sure that nature had already produced a molecule with this kind of effect. Although it seems dangerous if ingested in the whole body. Not something you’d take to just be more flexible…

      Again, thanks for your help ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #94533
      JackBean
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      Yeah, definitelly ๐Ÿ˜†

    • #94565
      Raphy
      Participant

      But I’m wondering, what effects does it have if applied on a specific part? Does it affect just the collagenous tissus (hope this is english enough :D) or does it affect others things?

    • #94644
      zami’87.
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      quote JackBean:

      Well, further info:
      It is believed, that also Niccolรฒ Paganini did have lathyrismus, and thus had long and flexible fingers ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Or maybe he had Marfan syndrome.I was teasing my friend that she has it because of long limbs(my sick sense of humor)

    • #94660
      JackBean
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      I’m selling, as I bought ๐Ÿ˜‰
      But I think, that in his case, there is some reasoning of the food at that times…
      (but I’m not sure)

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