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The extractability of 125I-labelled plasma albumin from bone pieces and from powdered bone has been compared after both in vivo and in vitro incorporation. The results show that albumin is more readily extracted from bone pieces than from bone powder which implies that tissue disruption exposes additional protein adsorption sites. It is suggested that incorporation of plasma albumin into calcified matrix during bone formation occurs mainly as a result of its strong interaction with bone mineral.


Journal article


Calcif tissue res

Publication Date





303 - 305


Animals, Bone and Bones, Hydroxyapatites, Protein Binding, Rabbits, Serum Albumin