Biomineralization Mechanisms: A New Paradigm for Crystal Nucleation in Organic Matrices

@article{Veis2012BiomineralizationMA,
  title={Biomineralization Mechanisms: A New Paradigm for Crystal Nucleation in Organic Matrices},
  author={Arthur Veis and Jason R. Dorvee},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  year={2012},
  volume={93},
  pages={307-315}
}
There is substantial practical interest in the mechanism by which the carbonated apatite of bone mineral can be initiated specifically in a matrix. The current literature is replete with studies aimed at mimicking the properties of vertebrate bone, teeth, and other hard tissues by creating organic matrices that can be mineralized in vitro and either functionally substitute for bone on a permanent basis or serve as a temporary structure that can be replaced by normal remodeling processes. A key… CONTINUE READING
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