collagen fiber

col·la·gen fi·ber

, collagenous fiber
an individual fiber that varies in diameter from less than 1 mcm to about 12 mcm and is composed of fibrils; the fibers, which are usually arranged in bundles, undergo some branching and are of indefinite length; chemically the fiber is a glycoprotein, collagen, which yields gelatin upon boiling; it constitutes the principal element of irregular connective tissue, tendons, aponeuroses, and most ligaments, and occurs in the matrix of cartilage, dentin, cementum, and osseous tissue.
Synonym(s): white fiber (2)

col·la·gen fi·ber,

collagenous fiber (kol'ă-jen fī'bĕr, kŏ-laj'ĕ-nŭs)
An individual fiber that varies in diameter from less than 1 mcm to about 12 mcm and is composed of fibrils. The fibers, which are usually arranged in bundles, undergo some branching and are of indefinite length; chemically the fiber is a glycoprotein, collagen, which yields gelatin on boiling; they make up the principal element of irregular connective tissue, tendons, aponeuroses, and most ligaments, and occur in the matrix of cartilage and osseous tissue.
Synonym(s): white fiber (2) , collagen fibre.

col·la·gen fi·ber

, collagenous fiber (kol'ă-jen fī'bĕr, kŏ-laj'ĕ-nŭs)
Individual fiber that varies in diameter from less than 1 mcm to about 12 mcm and is composed of fibrils; constitutes the principal element of irregular connective tissue, tendons, aponeuroses, and most ligaments, and occurs in the matrix of cartilage, dentin, cementum, and osseous tissue.
Synonym(s): collagen fibre.
References in periodicals archive ?
CollaFix(TM), our next technology platform we plan to commercialize, is our collagen fiber technology, developed with our patented cross-linking polymers, designed to mimic the natural composition, structure and mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues in order to augment their repair.
Lower production, due to aging, of collagen fiber (which keeps skin firmness) and elastin fiber (which ensures skin elasticity) causes skin saggings and wrinkles.
In group III, the epithelization, neovascularization and collagen fiber arrangement and its density were resembled that of normal skin by day 28.
The collagen fiber alignment in the ND1W group showed no obvious change (Figure 3E) compared to the CON group, but the collagen fibers of the ND2W, ND4W, and ND8W groups showed a significantly different diameter and poor alignment (Figure 3F, G and H).
6) The tendon is made up of densely packed collagen fiber bundles aligned parallel to the tendon axis.
Inducing specific oral tolerance to exposed collagen requires finding, and then introducing to the body through the immune system's desensitization area within the digestive tract, a substance with precisely the same molecular shape as the collagen fiber molecules currently being identified as "foreign.
A number of factors should be taken into account when analyzing mechanical properties of belkozin: collagen fiber structure and orientation, interaction between structural elements, influence of inter-fiber filler material on the properties of structural elements and their changes.
They worked with collagen fiber that had been extracted from bovine hides.
Retains native configuration of the natural collagen fiber network
CON 12: More severe collagen fiber calcification than other groups and collagen fiber irregularities were observed.
CartiGram, an optional application available on GE's Signa line of MR scanners, allows clinicians to noninvasively visualize collagen fiber degradation.
Following a review of plaque imaging techniques and segmentation techniques for plaque classification and quantification, chapters discuss MRI plaque tissue characterization, intravascular ultrasound elastography, computer vision analysis of collagen fiber bundles in the adventitia of human blood vessels, image based biomechanics of coronary plaque, computed tomographic cardiovascular imaging, tomographic plaque imaging with computed tomography, absolute measurement of integrated backscatter from arterial wall structures, ultrasound imaging in the analysis of carotid plaque morphology for the assessment of stroke, three-dimensional volume registration of carotid magnetic resonance images, and similar topics.