Structural and stereochemical relations between acidic macromolecules of organic matrices and crystals

L. Addadi, A. Berman, J. Moradian Oldak, S. Weiner

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Abstract

Detailed studies of the molecular organization of various mineralized tissues highlight the role played by acidic glycoproteins in controlling crystal formation. In vitro experiments show that these macromolecules are able to interact with specific faces of different crystals, influencing both nucleation and crystal growth. Significantly a comman stereochemical motif can be recognized in all the interacting faces studies to date.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalConnective Tissue Research
Volume21
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Biochemistry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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