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.
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The results of toluidine blue staining revealed that cartilage cells in the tendon-bone interface gradually penetrated into the bone cell areas, which formed a 'bone-fibrocartilage-tendon-like' transition area in the SVF-FG treatment group, whereas the tendon-bone interface was mainly composed of collagen fiber connection, with a small amount of blue cells similar to chondrocytes in the control group [Figure 1]b.
The collagen fiber is obtained from bovine hide, treated with calcium hydroxide, and goes through the process of degreasing and subsequent drying, resulting in long chains of polypeptides.
Pro-collagen then turns into tropocollagen which then is called a single collagen fiber. The fibers are very well organized.
VVG is employed for the selective demonstration of elastic fibers that appear black in the background of the pink collagen fiber content.
The mammary lobule (white arrows), which comprises groups of acini separated by collagen fiber, is visualized distinctively via their strong TPEF signals (Figure 2(a)).
[21] studied the effects of ultrasonic treatment on collagen fiber ultrastructure and biomechanical properties of semitendinosus quality, indicating that collagen fibers were significantly disordered and staggered, and fiber arrangement became loose and denatured; it was the same phenomenon as shown in Figure 2.
The collagen fiber deposition was observed on 3rd, 7th and 14th days after incision and was higher on 21st in the G2, G3 and G4 groups when compared with G1 group (Figure 3).
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