||Bovine type I collagen
||For the management of wounds including: partial and full- thickness wounds, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, chronic vascular ulcers, tunneled/undermined wounds, surgical wounds (donor sites/graft, post-Moh’s dermatological surgery, post-laser surgery, podiatric, wound dehiscence), trauma wounds (abrasions, lacerations, second-degree burns and skin tears) and draining wounds. Allogeneic Cultured Keratinocytes and Fibroblasts in Bovine Collagen is an allogeneic cellularized scaffold product indicated for topical (non-submerged) application to a surgically created vascular wound bed in the treatment of mucogingival conditions in adults. It uses bovine collagen as a matrix to support the growth of keratinocytes and fibroblasts in wound healing. Other products using bovine type 1 collagen include PriMatrix, Integra, Orcel and Matriderm. Orcel is a bilayered cellular matrix in which normal human allogeneic skin cells (both epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts) are cultured in two separate layers into a Type I bovine collagen sponge, indicated in venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot. Type I bovine collagen acts as a matrix for the growth and proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes, offering structure and support.In the laboratory, the product purified protein standard is used as a control for SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, ELISA, immunoprecipitation, and for other immunological assays.
|Examples of Clinical Use:
||Collagen-based ingredients are very important for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine because of its superior human biocompatibility and low immunogenicity. The product belongs to a family of proteins found particularly in the flesh and connective tissues of mammals (approximately 1/3 of the body's total protein). More than two dozen types of collagen have been discovered; Type I is the most abundant form in the body. This type of collagen is found in scar tissue, tendons, the skin, arterial wall, the cornea, muscles, cartilage, and in certain parts of bones and teeth. The product is ideal for investigators studying in extracellular matrix proteins and osteoporosis. Type I collagen is the primary organic component of the extracellular matrix in the bone and can play an imperative role in bone tissue engineering. Type I collagen (bovine) is the basis of several laboratory and pharmaceutical products including Collapat II, Healos, Collagraft, and Biostite, among others.
|Mechanism of action:
||Collagen is a fibrillar protein that forms the conjunctive and connective tissues in the human body, including the skin, joints, and bones. This molecule is one of the most predominant in many living organisms, owing to its connective role in biological structures.