Myocardial collagen and its functional role

J. S. Janicki, B. B. Matsubara, A. Kabour, R. Chadwick, W. M. Chilian, E. Yellin, Y. Lanir, G. Hasenfuss, D. Kass, T. Arts

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Even though normally present in relatively small amounts, myocardial collagen strongly influences ventricular diastolic function. Removal of less than half of the normal amount results in a dilated ventricle with increased compliance. In contrast, an abnormal increase in collagen concentration results in stiffer myocardium and ventricular diastolic dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-298
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in experimental medicine and biology
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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