Collagen Stocks List
|2019-09-20||JBSAY||New 52 Week Closing High||Bullish|
|2019-09-20||PCYN||Narrow Range Bar||Range Contraction|
|2019-09-20||PCYN||Stochastic Buy Signal||Bullish|
|2019-09-20||PCYN||Bollinger Band Squeeze||Range Contraction|
|2019-09-20||PCYN||MACD Bullish Signal Line Cross||Bullish|
|2019-09-20||RGIN||Crossed Above 50 DMA||Bullish|
|2019-09-20||RGIN||Narrow Range Bar||Range Contraction|
Collagen is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various connective tissues in the body. As the main component of connective tissue, it is the most abundant protein in mammals, making 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen consists of amino acids wound together to form triple-helices of elongated fibrils. It is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and skin.
Depending upon the degree of mineralization, collagen tissues may be rigid (bone), compliant (tendon), or have a gradient from rigid to compliant (cartilage). It is also abundant in corneas, blood vessels, the gut, intervertebral discs, and the dentin in teeth. In muscle tissue, it serves as a major component of the endomysium. Collagen constitutes one to two percent of muscle tissue and accounts for 6% of the weight of strong, tendinous, muscles. The fibroblast is the most common cell that creates collagen. Gelatin, which is used in food and industry, is collagen that has been, irreversibly, hydrolyzed. Collagen, also, has many medical uses in treating complications of the bones and skin.
The name collagen comes from the Greek κόλλα (kólla), meaning "glue", and suffix -γέν, -gen, denoting "producing". This refers to the compound's early use in the process of boiling the skin and tendons of horses and other animals to obtain glue.