Research Article

Effects of a Pseudophysiological Environment on the Elastic and Viscoelastic Properties of Collagen Gels

Figure 4

Tensile linear modulus of ring-shaped collagen gels as a function of temperature (experiments performed either at 23°C or 37°C), hydration (either with or without a PBS solution), and mechanical preconditioning (either with or without mechanical preconditioning PC). Values are expressed as mean standard error. Significance: * ; ** ; *** .