Matthew R. Cooperberg
Matthew.R.Cooperberg at dartmouth.edu
Thu Oct 20 16:51:16 EST 1994
Correct me if any of these assumptions are incorrect:
As mammals age, flabby skin results from a cumulative increase in
covalent cross-links among collagen subunits.
Lathyrism is caused by overconsumption of sweet peas, whose
beta-aminopropionitrile >reduces< intramolecular cross-linking to a
Would consumption of sweat peas (or treatment w/
beta-aminoproprionitrile) in any way slow or reverse the deterioration
of skin elasticity?
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