Collagen Types: How many are there?

Collagen is the principal structural protein which holds the skin together. It is responsible for how much elasticity is in the skin. As the body ages, collagen production and elasticity decrease and wrinkles form in the skin.

Collagen is a a mesh of fibers which is rich in lysine, proline, hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline amino acids. Collagen is not only found in the skin, but in a number of organs in different forms or types.

Types of collagen are:

  • Type 1 – The most abundant. In skin, tendons, bones, and scar tissue.
  • Types 2,9,10,11 – Cartilage.
  • Type 3 – Most abundant type of collagen. Very common in fast growing tissue, seen in the early stages of wound repair, then later replaced by type 1.
  • Type 4 – Basal lamina, which is the filtration membrane of the capillaries.
  • Types 5,6 – Alongside type 1.
  • Type 7 – Epithelia in the lining of GI and urinary tract.
  • Type 8 – Lining of blood vessels.
  • Type 12 – Alongside and interacts with types 1 and 3.

Usually around the age of 35, collagen types 1 and 3 decline. This is when skin loses its elasticity and wrinkles form.

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