Quasi-hexagonal molecular packing in collagen fibrils

@article{Hulmes1979QuasihexagonalMP,
  title={Quasi-hexagonal molecular packing in collagen fibrils},
  author={D. Hulmes and A. Miller},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1979},
  volume={282},
  pages={878-880}
}
  • D. Hulmes, A. Miller
  • Published 1979
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Collagen molecules in native 66.8 nm (D) periodic fibrils are widely believed to be assembled into discrete, rope-like sub-structures, or microfibrils1–17. Several types of microfibril have been proposed (2,4,5,7- and 8-stranded), mainly on the basis of information contained in the medium angle X-ray diffraction patterns of native tendon fibres1,5–7. These patterns show a series of equatorial and near-equatorial Bragg reflections which indicate that the collagen molecules are arranged on a… CONTINUE READING
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