Collagen in 300 year-old tissue and a short introduction to the mummies in Japan

  • Tadasu K. Yamada
  • T. Kudou
  • H. Takahashi-Iwanaga
  • T. Ozawa
  • R. Uchihi
  • Y. Katsumata
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Part of the The Man in the Ice book series (3262, volume 3)


Mummified human bodies or tissues have been reported from various parts of the World (Smith & Dawson, 1924; Brothwell et al., 1969; Sandison, 1969; Brothwell, 1986). Even cell structure has been examined by electron microscope (Lewin, 1967). It has now become possible to make DNA analyses with ancient specimens (Pääbo et al., 1988).


Collagen Fibril Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide Human Leukocyte Antigen Class Tissue Piece Iwate Prefecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tadasu K. Yamada
    • 1
  • T. Kudou
    • 2
  • H. Takahashi-Iwanaga
    • 3
  • T. Ozawa
    • 4
  • R. Uchihi
    • 5
  • Y. Katsumata
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyNational Science Museum TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Forensic MedicineTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyNiigata University School of MedicineNiigataJapan
  4. 4.Department of Earth ScienceNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  5. 5.Department of Legal MedicineNagoya University School of MedicineNagoyaJapan

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