COLLAGEN MOLECULE
   
 

SHOWN TO LEFT: COLLAGEN MOLECULE

PDB FILE: 1CGD

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Ribbon Triple Helix

 

Colored by chain A (Green),B (Red) ,C (yellow) -- Grey is hydroxyproline

 

Spacefill (CPK)

 

Backbone by color

 

 

The collage molecule consists of 3 polypeptide chains. The amino acids shown are proline, hydroxyproline, and glycine. The three helical subunits are wound together to create a triple helix. This tightly wound molecule is the most abundant protein in the human body.