Mineralization of type I collagen.

  title={Mineralization of type I collagen.},
  author={Sidney Lees},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  volume={85 1},
It was previously found that the lateral spacing of the collagen molecules in wet mineralized tissues is exactly proportional to the inverse wet density. Several properties were investigated and the same type of relationship was observed each time. A possible explanation is offered. It is hypothesized that mineral is deposited initially in the extrafibrillar space so as to isolate the fibrils. Further deposition reduces the net free fibril volume thereby decreasing the spacing between collagen… CONTINUE READING

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