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Ultrastructural immunohistochemistry of noncollagenous proteins in calcified tissues

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Part of the Electron Microscopy in Biology and Medicine book series (EMBM, volume 7)

Abstract

Interest in the origin, chemistry, and properties of noncollagenous proteins in calcified tissues stands at the intersection of the two major questions related to the biology of these tissues: a) Which constitutive property makes them able to calcify in a highly controlled, orderly way? b) What makes them genetically unique in this respect among vertebrate tissues? The recent explosion of research efforts and information buildup in this area and the type of answers being sought exemplify how the overall improvement in our scientific understanding of biological facts may alter the very way in which we look at data of experience.

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Matrix Vesicle Noncollagenous Protein Enamel Protein Enamel Crystal Immature Enamel 
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biopatologia Umana Sez Anatomia PatologicaUniversità “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

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