Type-I collagen
Type-I collagen is the most abundant collagen of the human body.

It is present in scar tissue
Scar tissue
Scar tissue can refer to:*Granulation tissue, a product of healing in major wounds*The tissue of a scar*"Scar Tissue", a Red Hot Chili Peppers song*Scar Tissue , the autobiography of Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers...

, the end product when tissue heals
Physiological healing is the restoration of damaged living tissue, organs and biological system to normal function. It is the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area....

 by repair.

It is found in tendon
A tendon is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension. Tendons are similar to ligaments and fasciae as they are all made of collagen except that ligaments join one bone to another bone, and fasciae connect muscles to other...

s, the endomysium
The endomysium, meaning within the muscle, is a layer of connective tissue that ensheaths a muscle fiber and is composed mostly from reticular fibers. It also contains capillaries, nerves, and lymphatics...

 of myofibrils and the organic part of bone
Bones are rigid organs that constitute part of the endoskeleton of vertebrates. They support, and protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells and store minerals. Bone tissue is a type of dense connective tissue...


See also

  • Collagen
    Collagen is a group of naturally occurring proteins found in animals, especially in the flesh and connective tissues of mammals. It is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content...

  • Type-II collagen
    Type-II collagen
    Type-II collagen is the basis for articular cartilage and hyaline cartilage.It makes up 50% of all protein in cartilage and 85-90% of collagen of articular cartilage....

  • Collagen, type III, alpha 1
  • COL1A1
    Collagen, type I, alpha 1, also known as COL1A1, is a human gene that encodes the major component of type I collagen, the fibrillar collagen found in most connective tissues, including cartilage....

  • COL1A2
    Collagen alpha-2 chain is a protein that in humans is encoded by the COL1A2 gene.-External links:* -Further reading:...

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