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. Describe the structure of the protein collagen. What function does collagen have in the body?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The structure of collagen and its function in the body should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

Collagen is a type of protein which occurs naturally. It is most vital protein which is present in mammal and is also required for performing several biological functions. It is available in large amount in other connective tissue and creates tendons and ligaments which are having good tensile strength and provides skin with elasticity.

Explanation

Collagen is a type of protein found in humans and other mammals. It helps in making 25% to 35% of the total protein content present in body. Functions of collagens in body are following:

1) Collagen fibers help in maintaining the body tissues and act as major composition of matrix present outside the cells which supports the overall structure...

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