procollagen

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pro·col·la·gen

(prō-kol'ă-jen),
Soluble precursor of tropocollagen formed by fibroblasts and other cells in the process of collagen synthesis; unstable type III procollagen is associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV.

procollagen

/pro·col·la·gen/ (-kol´ah-jen) the precursor molecule of collagen, synthesized in the fibroblast, osteoblast, etc., and cleaved to form collagen extracellularly.

pro·col·la·gen

(prō-kol'ă-jen)
Soluble precursor of collagen formed by fibroblasts and other cells in the process of collagen synthesis.

procollagen

the precursor of collagen, synthesized in osteoblasts and fibroblasts and subsequently converted to form collagen by procollagen peptidase.

procollagen N-peptidase
one of the enzymes involved in the conversion of procollagen to collagen. There is inadequate activity of this enzyme in osteogenesis imperfecta, dermatosparaxis.