Chemical estimation of interstitial and basement membrane collagen in obstructive nephropathy

Ming Man, Raymond B Nagle, Elijah Adams

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Analyses of total 3-hydroxyproline and 4-hydroxyproline in tissue samples can be used to estimate the quantity of two kinds of collagen: that of basement-membrane and that of the several interstitial Types. Applied to an experimental model for obstructive nephropathy in the rabbit, such data show that the large increase in collagen in the renal cortex (at the 32nd day following unilateral ureteral ligation) is primarily of interstitial type. However there is also an appreciable increase in basement membrane collagen. Both findings are in agreement with the qualitative impression from electronmicrographs. The chemical method offers an approach to quantitation of these two kinds of collagen (basement membrane and interestitial) in normal and diseased tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalExperimental and Molecular Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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