Trace elements in human tendons and ligaments

Tsukasa Kumai, Gen Yamada, Yoshinori Takakura, Yoshiyuki Tohno, Mike Benjamin

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Abstract

Tendons and ligaments are key structures in promoting joint movement and maintaining joint stability. Although numerous reviews have detailed their structure, molecular composition, and biomechanical properties, far less attention has been paid to their content of trace elements. Tendons and ligaments are generally rich in calcium, sulfur, and phosphorus, although there are intriguing differences between one tendon/ligament and another. Furthermore, there can be significant regional variations that correlate with the presence or absence of fibrocartilage in the "wraparound" regions of tendons or ligaments, where they change direction and press against bone. Here, their sulfate and calcium contents are particularly high. This is undoubtedly associated with the high levels of proteoglycans that are found in these cartilaginous tissues and the occasional presence of sesamoid bones within them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-162
Number of pages12
JournalBiological Trace Element Research
Volume114
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Ligaments
Tendons
Trace Elements
Bone
Sesamoid Bones
Joints
Fibrocartilage
Calcium Sulfate
Proteoglycans
Molecular Structure
Sulfur
Phosphorus
Molecular structure
Tissue
Calcium
Bone and Bones
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Extracellular matrix
  • Fibrocartilage
  • Ligament
  • Peroneus longus tendon
  • Proteoglycan
  • Tendon
  • Trace element
  • Wrap-around tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Kumai, T., Yamada, G., Takakura, Y., Tohno, Y., & Benjamin, M. (2006). Trace elements in human tendons and ligaments. Biological Trace Element Research, 114(1-3), 151-162. https://doi.org/10.1385/BTER:114:1:151

Trace elements in human tendons and ligaments. / Kumai, Tsukasa; Yamada, Gen; Takakura, Yoshinori; Tohno, Yoshiyuki; Benjamin, Mike.

In: Biological Trace Element Research, Vol. 114, No. 1-3, 2006, p. 151-162.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Kumai, T, Yamada, G, Takakura, Y, Tohno, Y & Benjamin, M 2006, 'Trace elements in human tendons and ligaments', Biological Trace Element Research, vol. 114, no. 1-3, pp. 151-162. https://doi.org/10.1385/BTER:114:1:151
Kumai, Tsukasa ; Yamada, Gen ; Takakura, Yoshinori ; Tohno, Yoshiyuki ; Benjamin, Mike. / Trace elements in human tendons and ligaments. In: Biological Trace Element Research. 2006 ; Vol. 114, No. 1-3. pp. 151-162.
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