Rapid Communication - Journal of Food Technology and Preservation (2023) Volume 7, Issue 3
Collagen: The structural protein that supports body's strength and flexibility.
Collagen is a vital protein that makes up around one-third of the protein in our body. It is found in our skin, bones, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. It acts as glue that holds our body together, providing strength, support, and flexibility. Without collagen, our body would not be able to function properly. Collagen is a type of protein that is made up of long chains of amino acids. There are over 28 different types of collagen, but most of the collagen in our body belongs to one of three types: Type I, Type II, or Type III. Type 1 collagen is the most abundant collagen type in the human body and plays a crucial role in maintaining the structure, strength, and function of various tissues and organs.Author(s): Feng Yifeng*