Biochemistry of Periodontal Connective Tissues.I. Contemporary Aspect. Review

Authors: O. Zajíček;  Z. Venclíková
Authors‘ workplace: Výzkumný ústav stomatologický, Praha
Published in: Česká stomatologie / Praktické zubní lékařství, ročník , 2000, 6, s. 222-229


In the first part of the review the authors submit an account of contemporaryknowledge of basic high-molecular componenents of periodontal tissue – collagen and proteog-lycans. Periodontal tissue contains seven types of collagen and several types of proteoglycans.Their exact amount has not been assessed so far. The basic chemical properties of these twomacromolecules and their combinations account for the basic structural and functional proper-ties of periodontal connective tissues.

Key words:
periodontium – collagen – proteoglycans

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