Collagen Defect Induced by Peniciflamine

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Science  12 Nov 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3698, pp. 905-907
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3698.905


Collagen synthesis, as judged by the accumulation of collagen in a subcutaneous, induced granuloma, was significantly decreased by penicillamine. Penicillamine also caused a marked increase in the amount of soluble collagen in skin and a sharp drop in insoluble material. These findings, which reflect an abnormal pattern of collagen metdbolism, are accompanied by an inhibition of wound-healing and by skin fragility.