Affordable Access

Differentiation of oxytalan fibres from elastic fibres with reagents for detection of magnesium.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
Publication Date
Volume
174
Issue
4
Pages
357–359
Identifiers
PMID: 1416069
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Elastic fibres in various human and animal tissues revealed positive results with reagents for the detection of magnesium. By contrast, no Mg could be detected in oxytalan fibres or in zonular fibres of the ciliary body, which are composed of microfibrils not containing elastin. Mg is therefore concluded to be associated with the elastin core of elastic fibres. Its antagonism to calcium is speculated to play a protective role in maintaining the extensibility of elastin.

Statistics

Seen <100 times