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Ultrastructure of cartilage

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

Abstract

Cartilage is a stiff tissue exhibiting viscoelastic properties when subjected to tension, compression, or shearing forces. Such properties reflect the characteristics of the intercellular substance, which are realized through the unique interrelationships existing between its solid and aqueous phases. The organic components important in this respect are collagen and proteoglycan molecules [1–4].

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Articular Cartilage Growth Plate Collagen Fibril Cartilage Matrix Matrix Vesicle 
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  1. 1.M.E. Muller Institute for BiomechanicsUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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