Crystal ghosts and biological mineralization: fancy spectres in an old castle, or neglected structures worthy of belief?

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plementarity between organic and inorganic surfaces [8,9]. Studies on this topic have, in practice, considered all the organic constituents of mineralizing matrices, i.e., collagen fibrils, acid proteoglycans, noncollagenous proteins, and phospholipids. These studies, however, have not produced conclusive results or assigned key functions to any of these… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s007740200037

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