Difference between collagen and chondromucoid
- a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
Lefebvre V, Peeters-Joris C, Vaes G. Modulation by interleukin 1 and tumor necrosis factor alpha of production of collagenase, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases and collagen types in differentiated and dedifferentiated articular chondrocytes.
The skin of D. holocanthus is highly elastic because of microfolds in the epidermis and collagen fibers of the dermis.
The deposits had tinctorial properties of collagen using Masson trichrome stain and the van Gieson method for collagen, although the deposits were mostly dissolved using the Masson trichrome procedure.