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Role of Proa(2)I collagen chains and collagen crosslinking in thoracic aortic biochemical integrity during aging using the OIM mouse model
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is an important constituent for a variety of tissues including vascular tissue in which the ECM maintains aortic wall integrity. An important component of vascular tissue ECM is type I collagen. ...