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Hydroxyapatite by Yoshiki Oshida

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Yoshiki Oshida, Che-Shun Wang, and Keng-Liang Ou

Hydroxyapatite (HA) can be found in teeth and bones of the human body. Bone is the structural component of our body and can be considered as a natural biocomposite comprising of biopolymers (collagen and noncollagenous proteins) and minerals (HA), together with void spaces (porosity); more precisely, bone is a specialized form of mineralized connective tissue consisting, by weight, of 33 percent organic matrix (of which 28 percent is type I collagen and the other five percent is noncollagenous glycoproteins, including osteonectin, osteocalcin, bone morphogenetic proteins, bone proteoglycan, and bone sialoprotein), and the other 67 percent inorganic portion of the bone is ...

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