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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Collagen Type I Amide I Band Infrared Spectroscopy|
|Author:||De Campos Vidal B.|
|Abstract:||Collagen fiber structure and organization have been found to vary in different tendon types. Differences have been reported in the FT-IR spectra of the amide I band of collagen-containing structures. In the present study, the FT-IR spectral characteristics of the amide I band of the bovine flexor tendon and the extended rat tail tendon were compared by using the diamond attenuated total reflectance technique. The objective was to associate FT-IR spectral characteristics in tendons with their different collagen fiber supraorganization and biomechanical properties. Nylon 6 and poly-l-lysine were used as polyamide models. Each of these materials was found to exhibit molecular order and crystallinity, as revealed by their birefringence. The following FT-IR parameters were evaluated: amide I band profile, absorption peaks and areas, and the 1655cm -1/1690cm -1 absorbance ratio. The amide I area and the 1655cm -1/1690cm -1 absorbance ratio were significantly higher for the bovine flexor tendon, indicating that its collagen fibers are richer in pyridinoline-type cross-linking, proline and/or hydroxyproline and H-bonding, and that these fibers are more packed and supraorganizationally ordered than those in the rat tail tendon. This conclusion is additionally supported by differences in collagen solubility and biochemical/biomechanical properties of the tendons. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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