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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 Kingdom 2 1%
United States 2 1%
Norway 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 162 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 51 29%
Researcher 37 21%
Student > Master 20 11%
Professor 15 9%
Student > Bachelor 10 6%
Other 27 15%
Unknown 15 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 47 27%
Materials Science 34 19%
Engineering 17 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 8%
Physics and Astronomy 11 6%
Other 29 17%
Unknown 23 13%

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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#979,171
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