Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Summary Human teeth were used to obtain cementum. Collagen could not be significantly solubilized from the cementum by salt and acetic acid extraction or by pepsin digestion. CNBr digestion (86%) of cementum and subsequent carboxymethyl cellulose chromatography suggests that human cementum consists of type I collagen only as identified by amino acid and hexose analyses.
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