Raman study of the shockwave effect on collagens

Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2012 Feb;86:360-5. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2011.10.049. Epub 2011 Oct 25.


The Raman spectra (1800-200 cm(-1)) of isolated dried collagen types I and III were recorded at different times after shockwave (SW) application in aqueous media. SWs were applied in a single session. One week after the SW application the vibrational data analysis indicates changes in the conformation of the collagens; orientational changes are also inferred. During the next three weeks collagens tended to recover the conformation and orientation existing before SW application.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Collagen / chemistry*
  • High-Energy Shock Waves*
  • Rats
  • Spectrum Analysis, Raman / methods*
  • Time Factors
  • Vibration


  • Collagen