Correlations between the biochemistry and mechanical states of a sea-urchin ligament: a mutable collagenous structure

A.R. Ribeiro, A. Barbaglio, M.J. Oliveira, R. Santos, A.V Coelho, C.C. Ribeiro, I.C. Wilkie, M.D. Candia Carnevali, M.A. Barbosa

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Abstract

Mutable collagenous tissues (MCTs) of echinoderms can be regarded as intelligent and dynamic biomaterials, due to their ability to reversibly change their mechanical properties in a short physiological time span. This mutability phenomenon is nervously mediated and involves secreted factors of the specialized ‘juxtaligamental’ cells, which, when released into the extracellular matrix (ECM), change the cohesive forces between collagen fibrils.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalBiointerphases
Volume7
Issue number38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Mutable collagenous tissues
  • MCT
  • biomaterials
  • sea urchin
  • compass depressor ligament
  • CDL

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    Ribeiro, A. R., Barbaglio, A., Oliveira, M. J., Santos, R., Coelho, A. V., Ribeiro, C. C., Wilkie, I. C., Candia Carnevali, M. D., & Barbosa, M. A. (2012). Correlations between the biochemistry and mechanical states of a sea-urchin ligament: a mutable collagenous structure. Biointerphases, 7(38), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13758-012-0038-6