collagen

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Collagen Is Like The Steel Of The Building

a: Collagen ~
b: the steel of the building

What: "Collagen is like the steel of the building," said Dr. Leconey. "It's what gives the skin its structural support. The sun messes up that support. The retin-a will help to rebuild that support."

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Writer: Dr. Leconey
LCC: RL
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 9:47 AM


Collagen Is Like The Rebar

a: Collagen ~
b: the rebar

What: "The ability to produce collagen - Collagen is like the rebar (reinforcing steel bars) in a concrete foundation: it provides tensile strength and gives the aggregate minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, something to hold on to! Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHC) is the specific collagen in your bones."

Useful?
Writer: Dr. Minshew
LCC: RL
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 12 2011 9:54 AM


Collagen Is Like Twisted Steel Cable

a: Collagen ~
b: twisted steel cable

What: Visualize a twisted steel cable. This is an excellent initiation to the molecular structure of collagen. It is long and thin like a cable. It consists of protein polymers the way steel cable is made up of sub-stands of steel cable. Look at the link for some really good visuals of steel. The visualization of collagen is pretty close, except collagen is made of 3 sub-strands.

Useful?
Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC: RL
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:03 AM


Collagen Is Like A Rubber Band

a: Collagen ~
b: a rubber band

What: "Collagen is like a rubber band but stretch that rubber band a million times, like what we do with our skin and without any moisture. Eventually that rubber band gets overstretched (saggy) and dried out and will most likely break."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC: RL
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:12 AM


Collagen Is Like The Glue

a: Collagen ~
b: the glue

What: "Collagen is like the glue that holds the body together. Collagen production is dependent upon ample supplies of ascorbates." By ascorbates they mean Vitamin C.

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC: RL
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:13 AM


The Collagen Grocery Bag?

a: Collagen ~
b: a paper bag

What: "Imagine it this way: collagen is like a paper bag and the fat is like the groceries inside the bag. If the bag gets damaged, wet, or is just too thin, all the groceries can spill out-- including, of course, the cottage cheese."

Useful?
Writer: Ben Greenfield
LCC: R
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:17 AM


Collagen Is Like A Spiderweb Network

a: Collagen ~
b: a spiderweb network

What: "Collagen is like a spiderweb network throughout the dermis. Elastin fibre gives skin its elastic properties and allows it to spring back after stretching."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC: RL
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:19 AM


Collagen Is Like Scaffolding

a: Collagen ~
b: scaffolding

What: "Collagen and elastin are proteins in skin that diminish as we get older. Collagen is like scaffolding that gives skin its structure and keeps wrinkles from forming, while elastin is more like a spring-without it, skin loses its ability to bounce back and starts to sag."

Useful?
Writer: Dr. Leslie Baumann
LCC: RL
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:22 AM


Collagen Is Like Rope

a: Collagen ~
b: rope

What: "Collagen is the best known structural protein. It is a globular protein with a triple helix configuration. It has lots of hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine residues that stabilize the structure. Procollagen is made within the cell cytoplasm (such as a fibroblast) and secreted to the extracellular compartment where it is cleaved to collagen. Collagen is like rope."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC: RL
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:29 AM


The Collagen Scaffolding

a: Collagen ~
b: the scaffolding

What: "Collagen is like the scaffolding for every connective tissue in your body. Connective tissues include: skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons, hair, bones, eyes, blood vessels, spinal discs, cartilage, the intestines, the heart, the liver... basically, everywhere. In fact, I can't actually name a part of the body that doesn't contain it."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC: RL
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:42 AM


Collagen As Elastic Trouser Waist

a: Collagen ~
b: elastic trouser waist

What: "Collagen is like elastic and its breakdown can be likened to an elasticated trouser waist. When the elastic is pulled tight, you get a smooth surface but once the tension is released, you get wrinkles." Another valid clothing comparison would be the elastic bands on the top of your socks. When they wear out,your socks don't stay up properly.

Useful?
Writer: Jason Shankey
LCC: RL
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:47 AM


The Collagen Is Like Sticky Glue

a: The collagen ~
b: sticky glue

What: "The collagen is like sticky glue at first and needs to remodel to improve the quality, orientation and tensile strength of the fibers to mirror the functional capabilities of the tissue it is replacing. Appropriate stress placed on the tissues allows it to properly realign. Without the stress, the result will be a weaker, less elastic scar tissue." The linked story discusses how skin heals after surgery.

Useful?
Writer: Mary
LCC: R
Where:
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:26 AM



a: collagen fibers ~
b: bricks of the cartilage structure

What:

"The ground substance in joint cartilage fills in the gaps between the collagen fibers, which run parallel to each other within the cartilage. As an analogy, the collagen fibers are like the bricks of the cartilage structure, and the glycosaminoglycans are like the mortar between the bricks. Not only does glucosamine sulfate supplementation stimulate the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans, but it stimulates the synthesis of collagen by chondrocytes. "


Useful?
Writer: James P. Meschino, DC, MS
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 25 2014 4:30 PM



a: collagen fibers ~
b: rebar

What:

and hydroxyapetite is like cement


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 25 2014 4:37 PM



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