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Mechanisms of Normal Mineralization in Bone and Cartilage

  • H. Fleisch
Part of the Dahlem Workshop Reports book series (DAHLEM, volume 23)

Abstract

Despite intensive investigations, normal and abnormal calcification mechanisms are still poorly understood. The great number of theories which have been and are still being proposed reflect the complexity of the subject and the uncertainty of our knowledge.

Keywords

Calcium Phosphate Collagen Fibril Normal Mineralization Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Matrix Vesicle 
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© Dr. S. Bernhard, Dahlem Konferenzen, Berlin 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Fleisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Pathophysiologisches Institut der Universität BernBernSwitzerland

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