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Table 1 Types of tendon collagens

From: Overuse injuries in sport: a comprehensive overview

Types of collagens MW Quantity (%) Localization
Type I 95.000 97–98 Endotenon, epitenon, paratenon, MJT
Type II 95.000 0.2–0.8 OTJ cartilage
Type III 95.000 1–1.5 Endotenon, paratenon, vessel walls, MTJ
Type IV 180.000 < 0.2 Basal membrane of vessels, MTJ
Type V 300.000 < 0.2 Vessel walls, MTJ
  1. MW molecular weight, MTJ muscletendon junction, OTJ osteotendon junction