Type I collagen is the most abundant protein of the human body. Due to its favourable properties, collagen extracted from animal tissues is adopted to manufacture a wide range of devices for biomedical applications. Compared to bovine and porcine collagens, which are the most largely used, equine collagen is free from the risk of zoonosis, has no reported immune reactions, and has not religious constraints. In this work, a recently available type I collagen extracted from horse tendon was evaluated and compared with a commercially available collagen isoform derived from the same species and tissue. Detailed physical, chemical and biological investigations were performed, in agreement with the requirements of the current standard for the characterization of type I collagen to be used for the manufacture of Tissue Engineering Medical Products. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the complete primary structure of the investigated collagen.
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|Titolo:||An insight on type I collagen from horse tendon for the manufacture of implantable devices|
AIELLO, Donatella (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|