collagenous 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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IGF-1 as a member of growth factor family can promote the regeneration of collagenous fiber in intercellular substance components and the stablization of bone trabecula structure.9 ET-1, an relevant indicator of peroxidation damage, can promote the decomposition of collagenous fiber and cytoskeletal structure and the loss of sclerotin or calcium salt.10 In order to further reveal the relationship between different biological factors and patients' disease condition, this study analyzed the changes of serum levels of IGF-1 and ET-1 in patients with osteoporosis who were treated in our hospital and explored their relationships with cytokines and bone density.
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Masson's trichrome staining was used to identify the elastic fiber (pink) and collagenous fiber (blue) and to determine the degree of fibrosis [16].
The matrix of acetabular cartilage samples was filled with regularly or irregularly oriented collagenous fibers (pink), whereby some demonstrated scattered spindle-shaped fibroblasts (nuclei stained blue).
Between these two cellular layers is the gelatinous coenenchyme--equivalent to the cnidarian mesoglea--containing thin-walled gastrodermal canals termed solenia, calcite sclerites, and some collagenous fibers (Fabricius and Alderslade, 2001).
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The vocal folds themselves thin and deteriorate, losing their elastic and collagenous fibers. This makes them stiffer and thinner and may correlate with voice changes often noted with aging.
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These cells were intermixed with foci of dense bundles of collagenous fibers. Immunohistochemistry showed positivity for S-100 protein in the Schwann cells (figure 4).