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Does anyone know about calcium phosphate and bone?

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Does anyone know about calcium phosphate and bone?

Postby virlomi_stone » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:03 am

Is calcium phosphate just a component of hydroxyapatie crystals or does it have another function independent of hydroxyapatite crystals and collagen fibers contributing to the hardness of bone :?: :?
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Re: Does anyone know about calcium phosphate and bone?

Postby zami'87. » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:29 pm

Bone consists of two parts:a solid mineral material and a second phase made up primareily of collagen proteins. The mineral is a comp[ound Calcium hydroxyapatite Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2.

Bone material is continuously being absorbed and reformed. When more is lost than formed osteoporosos occurs.That's all I know from textbook
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:45 am

I found this:

...Bone is living, growing tissue that contains blood vessels and nerves. It is made mostly of collagen, a protein that provides a soft framework for bones, and calcium phosphate, a mineral that dds strength and hardens the framework....

For the complete article, click this: http://www.pharmanex.com/corp/library/p ... ormula.pdf
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