Frontiers Between Science and Clinic in Odontology Volume Title: Phosphorylated Extracellular Matrix Proteins of Bone and Dentin

In Vitro and In Vivo Regulation of Mineral Crystal Size and Shape

Author(s): Adele L. Boskey

Pp: 380-400 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805465711202010380

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Hydroxyapatite crystals formed in various tissues throughout the body have very specific shapes and sizes. These sizes, though heterogeneous, are specific to the tissue type and the age of the animal from which the crystals were derived. A multitude of factors contribute to the regulation of crystal sizes in different tissues. This chapter reviews those factors, and presents a brief introduction to the science of nucleation and crystal growth that governs the ways these crystals form and proliferate.

Keywords: Hydroxyapatite crystals, crystal size regulation, nucleation, crystal growth.

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