Bone fibrillogenesis and mineralization: quantitative analysis and implications for tissue elasticity.

@article{Vuong2011BoneFA,
  title={Bone fibrillogenesis and mineralization: quantitative analysis and implications for tissue elasticity.},
  author={Jenny Vuong and Christian Hellmich},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={287},
  pages={115-30}
}
Data from bone drying, demineralization, and deorganification tests, collected over a time span of more than 80 years, evidence a myriad of different chemical compositions of different bone materials. However, careful analysis of the data, as to extract the chemical concentrations of hydroxyapatite, of water, and of organic material (mainly collagen) in the extracellular bone matrix, reveals an astonishing fact: it appears that there exists a unique bilinear relationship between organic… CONTINUE READING