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Growth and development of collagen fibrils in connective tissue

  • David A. D. Parry
  • Alan S. Craig
Part of the Electron Microscopy in Biology and Medicine book series (EMBM, volume 3)

Abstract

The form and integrity of the animal body is largely dependent upon the composition and spatial arrangement of the structural composite known as connective tissue. Each member of this complex family of tissues contains the same building blocks — collagen, glycosaminoglycans, glycoproteins, elastic fibres, cellular constituents, water and minerals — but they are assembled in a multitude of different ways. Ultimately, the interactions of these components with one another bestow the appropriate mechanical attributes upon the tissue.

Keywords

Connective Tissue Collagen Fibril Collagen Molecule Vitreous Humour Corneal Stroma 
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