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a: 117.090 Å
b: 15.629 Å
c: 39.715 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 104.46 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 70376.14 Å3
Space group: C121
Z: 12
Temperature: 381.0 °C
R(F): 0.2770
Summary: Protein atoms: 692; Heterogen atoms: 18; Solvent atoms: 111 Ave B: 36.4
PDB entry #: 1BKV
CAS registry number: 9007-34-5
Short description: Collagen composes twenty five percent of all protein in the human body.
Empirical formula - derived: C2H5NOC5H9NOC5H10NO2
Common name: Collagen
Keyword: gelatin
Keyword: structure
Citation of a publication: Kramer, R.Z.; Bella, J.; Mayville, P.; Brodsky, B.; Berman, H.M. Sequence Dependant Conformational Variations of Collagen Triple-helical Structure. US NAT. STRUCT. BIOL. 6 (1999) 454
Copyright notice: null
Layman's explanation: Collagen is a simple macromolecule composed mainly of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. The structural stability provided by collagen has warranted it a large component of tendons, bone, teeth, and the sheets that support the organs. Vitamin C is a necessary precursor for the biosynthesis of the collagen-residue hydroxyproline, hence, deficiencies of the vitamin can cause serious problems such as tooth loss and easy bruising. Collagen from animals has been used in the form of gelatin for human consumption. The formation of gelatin occurs when collagen denatures upon heating, soaking up nearby water molecules. The resulting structure is the gelatin substance. Another important factor to mention about collagen is that three percent of the population is allergic to the protein and may feel rashes, hives, headaches and other side effects if it is ingested or injected.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained from the Protein Data Bank
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50844.cif 50844.crt 50844.jpg 50844.ort 50844.pdb
50844.sdt

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