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Quantitative interrelationships of the chief components of some connective tissues during foetal and post-natal development in cattle

Elsevier B.V.
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DOI: 10.1016/0006-3002(57)90525-5


Abstract Determinations of hydroxyproline and hexosamine in cornea, sclera, tendon and skin of bovine embryos, newborn calves and adult cattle have been carried out. The results give a picture of the development of these connective tissues, particularly as regards their collagen and mucopolysaccharide contents. As a general rule the hexosamine content decrease in the course of development, while the hydroxyproline content increases. Cornea develops in a more complicated way: the hexosamine content decreases at first, but at a quite early foetal stage it starts to increase again, while the hydroxyproline content reaches a maximum towards the end of foetal life and the decreases again.

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