Beneath the Minerals, a Layer of Round Lipid Particles Was Identified to Mediate Collagen Calcification in Compact Bone Formation

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Xu, Shaohua ; Yu, Jianqing J. (2006)
  • Publisher: Biophysical Society
  • Journal: Biophysical Journal, volume 91, issue 11, pages 4,221-4,229 (issn: 0006-3495)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC1635673, doi: 10.1529/biophysj.105.075804
  • Subject: Supramolecular Assemblies | Biophysics
    mesheuropmc: lipids (amino acids, peptides, and proteins)

Astronauts lose 1–2% of their bone minerals per month during space flights. A systematic search for a countermeasure relies on a good understanding of the mechanism of bone formation at the molecular level. How collagen fibers, the dominant matrix protein in bones, are ... View more
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