Analysis of the mineral composition of the human calcified cartilage zone Full Text
International Journal of Medical Sciences , 08/01/2012
Zhang Y et al. – The percentage of dry weight of type II collagen as an organic compound of CCZ was 20.16% ± 0.96%, lower than that of the hyaline cartilage layer (61.39% ± 0.38%); the percentage of dry weight of hydroxyapatite as an inorganic compound was 65.09% ± 2.31%, less than that of subchondral bone (85.78% ± 3.42%). This study provides the accurate data for the reconstruction of the CCZ in vitro and the elucidation of CCZ structure and function.