Subject: What is meant by staggered ends in collagen molecules?
Date: Tue Apr 10 00:51:06 2012
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Area of science: Biochemistry
Covalent cross-links hold many collagen molecules side by side, forming fibres.The
ends of the parallel molecules are staggered.If they were not, there would be a
weak spot running right across the collagen fibre.What is the meaning of staggered
ends here? Why would there be a weak spot running right across the collagen fibre
if the ends are not staggered? Thank you.
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