Calcium Phosphate Formation on Highly - oriented Collagen Fibrils
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Calcium phosphate formation on collagen fibrils was studied. Collagen fibrils deposited from a collagen solution were insolubilized by UV-irradiation. The collagen fibrils looked to be precipitated and arranged in one direction in a narrow space due to convection stream from bottom to top of test tube. Highly-oriented collagen fibrils precipitated were soaked in simulated body fluid (SBF) solution at 36.5 °C. After immersion of SBF solution at 36.5 °C for 3 days, calcium phosphate was formed on insolubilized collagen fibrils. In contrast, no calcium phosphate was formed on collagen fibrils without insolubilization treatment.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1999(6), 527-528, 1999-06-05
The Chemical Society of Japan