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Cartilage

Cartilage

(Science: pathology) connective tissue dominated by extracellular matrix containing collagen type II and large amounts of proteoglycan, particularly chondroitin sulphate.

cartilage is more flexible and compressible than bone and often serves as an early skeletal framework, becoming mineralised as the animal ages. Cartilage is produced by chondrocytes that come to lie in small lacunae surrounded by the matrix they have secreted.


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Changes on our face when we grow

Guess it depends on the individual in question, but unlike bone cartilage will continue to grow through our lives. You have may noticed that older people have proportionally larger noses and ears since their internal structure is mostly cartilage. I guess ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:00 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Changes on our face when we grow
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What food have a lot of l-proline, an amino acid?

food with lots of keratine like hair, cartilage etc., so lots of sausages

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by JackBean
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:20 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: What food have a lot of l-proline, an amino acid?
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please tell me what this is

These are all connective tissues: 1. Blood 2. Areolar connective tissue 3. Hyaline cartilage 4. Bone cross-section

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by Cat
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: please tell me what this is
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please tell me what this is

1: hématies et autres 2: fibres collagènes et élastiques, mésentère; coloration: hématoxyline 3: cartilage hyalin, cartilage costal; coloration: hématoxyline 4: tissu osseux, os compact (?)

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by sandro1sivsivadze
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: please tell me what this is
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What is this animal?

Cows don't have long spiny tails, fins, and cartilage like that. At least not the cows I know of ;)

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by OdinsRaven
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal?
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