Cracking the collagen code

Scientists have made a major step toward synthesizing collagen, which could help researchers decipher the protein’s role in the metastasis of cancer.

Cancer cells need to be able to degrade collagen, the connective fibre that holds cells together, in order to move from organ to organ.

By digging into collagen’s molecular structure, researchers have been able to see how it forms and interacts with biological systems.

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