Structure of collagen in cartilage of intervertebral disk

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Science  03 Feb 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4328, pp. 547-549
DOI: 10.1126/science.622556


Small-angle x-ray and neutron diffraction patterns have been obtained from the annulus fibrosus of porcine intervertebral disk. These show that the collagen in this tissue is modified compared with that in tendon.