type II collagen

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type II col·la·gen

collagen unique to cartilage, nucleus pulposis, notochord, and vitreous body; it forms as thin highly glycosylated fibrils.
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The product is a popular ingredient in dermatological products due to its antiallergy, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial properties, and promotive action on type I and type II collagen synthesis in tissues.
The images of cell viability of 0.125 [micro]g/mL JJYMD-C at 2 days in Figure 6 and of immunohistochemical staining for type II collagen of control at 2 days in Figure 8 were mistakenly submitted.
The clinical features of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita resulting from the substitution of glycine 997 by serine in the alpha 1(II) chain of type II collagen. J Med Genet 1993; 30:27-35.
"Type II collagen is naturally found in the joint tissue, and studies have shown that hydrolyzed type II collagen is well absorbed, preferably accumulates in the joint, and helps to activate certain components of cartilage-building cells," she said.
Derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), chondrocytes are responsible for producing the extracellular matrix that mainly consists of Type II collagen and proteoglycans.
In addition, research has shown that type II collagen reduces joint pain and osteoarthritis symptoms.
coli lipopolysaccharide bypasses epitope specificity in the induction of arthritis with monoclonal antibodies to type II collagen. Autoimmunity 1995; 22: 137-47.
(2003) Stimulation of type II collagen biosynthesis and secretion in bovine chondrocytes cultured with degraded collagen.
Western blotting showed that aggrecan content of intervertebral discs decreased from Group A (1.88 [+ or -] 0.16) to Group D (0.17 [+ or -] 0.04) with age (P < 0.01); Type II collagen content of intervertebral discs decreased from Group A (2.22 [+ or -] 0.04) to Group D (0.20 [+ or -] 0.01) with age (P < 0.01).