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Samples of discs and disc attachments were extracted by dissociative methods and the resultant collagenous residues cleaved with cyanogen bromide. Soluble peptides thus released were characterized by their electrophoretic mobility following SDS-PAGE and by Western blot staining with specific antibodies against type I and type III collagens. Type III collagen was identified in samples taken from the posterior discal attachments. This may explain why this disc is prone to detachment and internal derangement and the high incidence of patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/0003-9969(90)90044-b

Type

Journal article

Journal

Archives of oral biology

Publication Date

01/1990

Volume

35

Pages

283 - 288

Addresses

Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Keywords

Cartilage, Articular, Mandibular Condyle, Temporomandibular Joint, Humans, Collagen, Blotting, Western, Adult, Female, Male