Stabilization of Collagen by Its Interaction with Tannin Extracted from Punica Granatum

Stabilization of Collagen by Its Interaction with Tannin Extracted from Punica Granatum
Authors : Nikita Srivastava, Meera B
Publication Date: 17-07-2014


Author(s):  Nikita Srivastava, Meera B

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Volume/Issue:   Vol. 3 - Issue 7 (July - 2014)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181


Collagen is a protein found in most connective tissues, including cartilage, of higher animals. Collagen is the main structural protein of the various connective tissues in animals [1]. It has extensive application as biocompatible biomaterial in wound healing, as drug carrier, cosmetics, etc. Therefore the following study is done to stabilize, type 1 collagen of fish skin and scales using plant poly phenols. The comparison of tensile strength of native and treated collagen films will display the resultant changes in stability. Fish skin and scales are general waste material; therefore their utilization can lead to development of low economical methods for wound healing purposes. The source of collagen is Channa Striatus; a predatory fresh water fish, indigenously famous for benefits in treating wound and pain and in boosting energy of the sick. Its extracts can also be used for the formation of bioactive molecules. Source for the extraction of tannins, the polyphenol is pomegranate peel (Punica granatum).


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