Inderchand Manjubala

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Biological materials are often based on simple constituents and grown by the principle of self-assembly under ambient conditions. In particular, biomineralization approaches exploit efficient pathways of inorganic material synthesis. There is still a large gap between the complexity of natural systems and the practical utilization of bioinspired formation(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a prevalent genetic disorder primarily characterized by the formation of neurofibromas, café-au-lait spots and freckling. Skeletal abnormalities such as short stature or bowing/pseudarthrosis of the tibia are relatively common. To investigate the role of the neurofibromin in skeletal development, we crossed Nf1flox mice(More)
In the present study a rat animal model of lathyrism was employed to decipher whether anatomically confined alterations in collagen cross-links are sufficient to influence the mechanical properties of whole bone. Animal experiments were performed under an ethics committee approved protocol. Sixty-four female (47 day old) rats of equivalent weights were(More)
The material bone consists of a biopolymer matrix (collagen) reinforced with mineral nanoparticles (carbonated hydroxylapatite), forming a natural composite which builds up a dense shell on the exterior and a network of struts with a mean diameter of 200µm in the core of many bones. The architecture of the foamy inner part of bones (spongiosa) is determined(More)
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