Voprosy meditsinskoi khimii (ISSN 0042-8809)

Structural characteristics of collagens from the skin and rib cartilage of patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type II

   
Sokolov B.P., Sher B.M., Kozlov E.A., Tsvetkova T.A., Rudakov S.S., Del'vig A.A., Kalinin V.N.
PubMed Id: 2343586
Year: 1990 vol: 36  issue:1  pages: 90-93
Abstract: Collagens were analyzed in skin and rib cartilage of 9 patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome of the II type. Electrophoresis and CNBr-peptide mapping showed that extended inserts and deletions as well as rough impairments of post-translation processing were not detected in collagens of the I, II and III types from these patients. In the patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome of the II type distinct increase was observed both in the total ratio of collagens III/I (P = 0.95) and in the ratio of intact collagens III/I free of cross-links. A decrease in content of dimers beta 11 and beta 12 was found in two patients. The data obtained suggest that the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome of the II type involved deteriorations in the structure of collagens I responsible for decrease in stability and sometimes for impairments in cross-link formation. Increase in content of collagen II fraction, predisposed to proteolytic hydrolysis of terminal sites, as well as elevated sensitivity of collagen II to pepsin hydrolysis were found in collagens of rib cartilage from patients with the syndrome and with funnel chest deformation. This suggests the lowered stability of collagen II from rib cartilage in funnel chest deformation
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Reference: Sokolov B.P., Sher B.M., Kozlov E.A., Tsvetkova T.A., Rudakov S.S., Del'vig A.A., Kalinin V.N., Structural characteristics of collagens from the skin and rib cartilage of patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type II, Voprosy meditsinskoi khimii, 1990, vol: 36(1), 90-93.
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