The effect of intensive nervous stimulation on certain physico-chemical properties of rat tail tendon and uterus collagen

A. Árvay, I. Takács, P. Ladányi, Balogh, K. Benkö

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The authors simultaneously studied the physico-chemi- cal properties of rat tail tendon (amount of labile hydroxyproline, changes of thermo-isometric tension) and uterine collagen (collagen content, total hydroxyproline, labile hydroxyproline ratio) during the biological ageing of control animals and experimental animals of identical age, exposed to long-lasting stressful stimulation. Similar changes to the tail tendon were found in the uterine collagen. The Stress localisation of increased uterine collagen production under the given experimental conditions, besides the fibroblasts, was partly found in the smooth muscle cells transformed to fibroblastic direction as revealed by electron microscopic investigation of the myometrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-169
Number of pages13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1971


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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