Ultrastructural Organization of Bone

Abstract

THE high mechanical stability of bone tissue is obtained through the combination of the inorganic component hydroxyapatite with the inelastic fibrous protein collagen. Besides serving as supporting tissue, bone also plays an important part in the ionic homeostasis of the organism. A study of the ultra-structural organization of bone should contribute to a better understanding at the molecular level of these characteristic properties of the osseous tissues.

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