collagenolysis


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collagenolysis

 [kol″ah-jĕ-nol´ĭ-sis]
dissolution or digestion of collagen. adj., adj collagenolyt´ic.

collagenolysis

(kŏl″ă-jĕn-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs) [″ + ″ + lysis, dissolution]
The degradation or destruction of collagen.
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Morphologic and histochemical evidence for the occurrence of collagenolysis and for the role of neutrophilic polymorphonuclear leukocytes during cervical dilation.
Treatment of fibroid tissue with purified collagenase derived from clostridium demonstrated collagenolysis and reduced stiffness (as discussed in [3]), confirming the critical role of collagen in the ECM stiffness of fibroids.
Matrix metalloproteinase 10 promotion of collagenolysis via procollagenase activation: implications for cartilage degradation in arthritis.
Evidence for increased collagenolysis by interstitial collagenases-1 and -3 in vulnerable human atheromatous plaques.
Corneal sequestrum is a disease characterized by collagenolysis and necrosis of collagenous stroma leading to formation of amber to black pigmentation in anterior stroma (Startup, 1988).
He thought that this process was secondary to fat necrosis and used the term "Lipid Calcinosis" since then, numerous other acceptable examples of this growth have been reported under various names, including calcifying bursitis, calcifying collagenolysis and kikuyu bursa.
Mamamoto, "Control of peripartal collagenolysis in the human chorion-decidua," American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol.
A central lesional area of collagenolysis is potentially common to both (Figure 6, A and B), and palisading of the lesional cells may be evident.
The opposite collagenous evolution occurs (as in our observations) when collagenolysis takes places, as it has been reported in the vaginal wall in cases of vesical prolapses (Borges et al., 2007).