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Water-mediated structuring of bone apatite

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Materials, November 2013
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Title
Water-mediated structuring of bone apatite
Published in
Nature Materials, November 2013
DOI 10.1038/nmat3787
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Authors

Yan Wang, Stanislas Von Euw, Francisco M. Fernandes, Sophie Cassaignon, Mohamed Selmane, Guillaume Laurent, Gérard Pehau-Arnaudet, Cristina Coelho, Laure Bonhomme-Coury, Marie-Madeleine Giraud-Guille, Florence Babonneau, Thierry Azaïs, Nadine Nassif

Abstract

It is well known that organic molecules from the vertebrate extracellular matrix of calcifying tissues are essential in structuring the apatite mineral. Here, we show that water also plays a structuring role. By using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, wide-angle X-ray scattering and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy to characterize the structure and organization of crystalline and biomimetic apatite nanoparticles as well as intact bone samples, we demonstrate that water orients apatite crystals through an amorphous calcium phosphate-like layer that coats the crystalline core of bone apatite. This disordered layer is reminiscent of those found around the crystalline core of calcified biominerals in various natural composite materials in vivo. This work provides an extended local model of bone biomineralization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 3 2%
United States 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Germany 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 140 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 32%
Researcher 34 22%
Student > Master 16 10%
Professor 14 9%
Unspecified 11 7%
Other 29 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 41 27%
Materials Science 29 19%
Unspecified 20 13%
Engineering 18 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 8%
Other 32 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 August 2019.
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