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.

Writer: LucretiaGermanica
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 12 2011 10:03 AM

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