Submicroscopic structure of glycosaminoglycans in osteocyte capsule of human embryonic bone as revealed by polarization microscopy.

L. Módis, C. Matesz, B. Telek, R. Adány

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Using qualitative and quantitative polarization microscopical techniques, an axiparallel orientation of chondroitin sulfate molecules and collagen fibrils could be detected in the osteocyte capsule of human embryonic and fetal bones. It is suggested that this spatially oriented microstructure plays a role in ana- and catabolic transport processes of the bone tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalArchivio Italiano di Anatomia e di Embriologia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1989


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  • Medicine(all)

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