American Journal of Molecular Biology
Active Peptides and Motifs within Collagen and Other ECM Proteins
October 1, 2023
Collagens are the most abundant proteins in mammals and form an extracellular matrix (ECM) with other components as the structural support of muscle, skin, corneas and blood vessels etc. Other than providing structural support, the ECM exhibits active communication with cells and influences many cellular processes including migration, wound healing, differentiation and cancer metastasis.