Mechanical properties of the collagen network in human articular cartilage as measured by osmotic stress technique.
- P. Basser, R. Schneiderman, R. Bank, E. Wachtel, A. Maroudas
- Biology, EngineeringArchives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
- 15 March 1998
It is found that for normal cartilage the collagen network does not become "limp" until the volume of cartilage has decreased by 20-25% of its initial value and that its contribution to the balance of forces in cartilage therefore must be taken into account over a much wider range of hydrations than was previously thought.
The effect of osmotic and mechanical pressures on water partitioning in articular cartilage.
Regulated phase transitions of bacterial chromatin: a non‐enzymatic pathway for generic DNA protection
It is shown that survival of bacteria in nutrient‐depleted habitats is promoted by a novel strategy: finely tuned and fully reversible intracellular phase transitions that promote virulence by enabling long‐term bacterial endurance and enhancing antibiotic resistance in adverse habitats.
Structure, function, aging and turnover of aggrecan in the intervertebral disc.
Phospholipid/cholesterol model membranes: formation of cholesterol crystallites.
Correlation of swelling pressure and intrafibrillar water in young and aged human intervertebral discs
- S. Sivan, Y. Merkher, E. Wachtel, S. Ehrlich, A. Maroudas
- BiologyJournal of Orthopaedic Research
- 1 June 2006
From a force balance, it would appear that collagen tension plays only a minor role in the equilibrium of the human intervertebral disc under load, in contrast to articular cartilage, where collagen tension is important for load bearing.
Biochemical composition and turnover of the extracellular matrix of the normal and degenerate intervertebral disc
Molecular turnover rates of the major constituent matrix macromolecules of the IVD are found to be particularly slow, especially in the case of collagen, which may compromise the structural integrity of theIVD extracellular matrix essential for normal physiological functioning.
Ligand-specific oligomerization of T-cell receptor molecules
QELS is used to show that, in the presence of MHC molecules bound to a full agonist peptide, TCR/peptide–MHC complexes oligomerize in solution to form supramolecular structures at concentrations near the dissociation constant of the binding reaction.
Advances in the diagnosis of degenerated lumbar discs and their possible clinical application
A reliable diagnostic tool that could help a clinician to determine if a disc is the source of the pain in patients with chronic LBP is still not available.
Conversion of CO2 to CO by Electrolysis of Molten Lithium Carbonate
The conversion of CO 2 to CO by electrolysis of molten Li 2 CO 3 was investigated. Using a cell comprising a Ti cathode, a graphite anode and a source of CO 2 allows the continuous electrolysis of…