Evaluation of proliferation and protein expression of human bone marrow cells cultured on coral crystallized in the aragonite of calcite form.

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The two crystalline forms of CaCO3, aragonite (from natural coral) and calcite (from natural limestone), have been used with success as bone graft substitutes. However, natural coral transformed into calcite by heating has never been tested. The objective of this work was to study the proliferation and alkaline phosphatase, osteonectin, and osteocalcin… (More)

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