Collagen and Collagenases: A Brief Review
Collagen is the most important and abundant protein in the human body that is needed for a number of physiological functions such as tissue repair during wound and fracture healing. There are about thirty different types of collagen. Collagenases are enzymes that helps breakdown the deposited collagen in the muscles, joints, tissues and arteries. There are a variety of collagenases used in different dosage forms in the treatment of diseases such as wound healing, Dupytren’s contracture, Peyronie’s disease etc. A major part of the collagenase enzyme is used for the treatment of chronic wounds such as tumors, burns and ulcers.
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