Assessment of chemical species of lead accumulated in tidemarks of human articular cartilage by X-ray absorption near-edge structure analysis

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Meirer, Florian; Pemmer, Bernhardt; Pepponi, Giancarlo; Zoeger, Norbert; Wobrauschek, Peter; Sprio, Simone; Tampieri, Anna; Goettlicher, Joerg; Steininger, Ralph; Mangold, Stefan; Roschger, Paul; Berzlanovic, Andrea; Hofstaetter, Jochen; Streli, Christina;

A highly specific accumulation of the toxic element lead was recently measured in the transition zone between non-calcified and calcified normal human articular cartilage. This transition zone, the so-called ?tidemark?, is considered to be an active ca... View more