Osmotically driven tensile stress in collagen-based mineralized tissues.


Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals and its primary role is to serve as mechanical support in many extracellular matrices such as those of bones, tendons, skin or blood vessels. Water is an integral part of the collagen structure, but its role is still poorly understood, though it is well-known that the mechanical properties of collagen depend… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.03.010


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@article{Bertinetti2015OsmoticallyDT, title={Osmotically driven tensile stress in collagen-based mineralized tissues.}, author={Luca Bertinetti and Admir Masic and Roman Schuetz and Aurelio Barbetta and Britta M Seidt and Wolfgang Wagermaier and Peter Fratzl}, journal={Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials}, year={2015}, volume={52}, pages={14-21} }