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In addition, the new study
showed that defective fibers are
unable to mineralize properly
and form the normal composite-
material structure that gives
bones their characteristic
strength and flexibility. The un-
mineralized fibers and abnor-
mally low collagen content
observed in the bones can ex-
plain some of the skeletal defor-
mations characteristic of CI.
It was also found that OI
bones exhibit hypermineraliza-
tion, the unsupervised growth of
calcium phosphate crystals in
clusters unrelated to the orga-
nized collagen structure, which
mediates the crystal organiza-
tion in normal bone. This patho-
logical mineralization can
explain the brittleness and
fragility of OI bones.
According to Professor Traub,
the two main components of bone
are the protein collagen — whose
long rope-like molecules pack to-
gether to form strong flexible
fibers — and small, hard crystals
of the mineral hydroxylapatite.
Without the collagen the bone
would be hard but brittle and
powdery. Together they form a
somewhat flexible, hard cohesive
composite material, analogous
to reinforced concrete.
A few years ago the group of
Weiner and Traub was the first
to describe the detailed organi-
zation of crystals and fibers in
bones. Their electron microscop-
ic studies documented the high-
ly organized ultrastructure
characteristic of bones, in which
the small plate-like mineral crys-
tals are located in parallel
grooves throughout the collagen
fibers, with the fibers being
packed in alternating layers in
a plywood-like arrangement.
This research provided the plat-
form for launching the current
study on pathologic bone struc-
ture in OI.
This study has been support-
ed by grants from the U.S. Pub-
lic Health Service, the Deutsche
the Bundesministerium fuer
Forschung and Technologie.
Professor Weiner holds the
I.W. Abel Chair of Structural Bi-
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