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Collagen and Bone Matrix ASMBR

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Location: http://depts.washington.edu/bonebio/ASBMRed/matrix.html

Description: Mature bone is composed of proteins and minerals. Approximately 60% the weight of the bone is mineral, mainly calcium and phosphate. The rest is water and matrix, which is formed before the mineral is deposited, and can be considered the scaffolding for the bone. About 90% of the matrix proteins are collagen, which is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen is very strong and forms bone, cartilage, skin, and tendons.

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Added: Tue Jun 23 2009