Fibrillin vs Collagen - What's the difference?

fibrillin | collagen |


As nouns the difference between fibrillin and collagen

is that fibrillin is a glycoprotein present in human skin, necessary for forming the elastic fibres in connective tissue while collagen is any of more than 28 types of glycoprotein that forms elongated fibers, usually found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.

fibrillin

Noun

(en noun)
  • A glycoprotein present in human skin, necessary for forming the elastic fibres in connective tissue.
  • *2007': Skin ageing, mostly caused by the effects of sun, he explained, is a result of damage between the epidermis and the dermis caused when a protein called '''fibrillin disappears. — ''The Guardian , 3 May 2007, p. 3
  • collagen

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biochemistry) Any of more than 28 types of glycoprotein that forms elongated fibers, usually found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.