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Figure 2
(a) A model of the microfibrillar arrangement and thereby electron-density distribution along the collagen fibers used to describe the SAXS data. These data are shown in experimental SAXS profiles (blue curves), extracted by averaging all profiles for (b) the control sample, (c) glucose, (d) galactose and (e) ribose (data for sugars refer to 40 mg ml−1 and 90 days), and compared with the theory (red curves). (f) Electron-density difference Δρ in the overlap region of length d, normalized with respect to the ρAve value, as a function of sugar incubation time. The number of periods that interfere, determined by the comparison with the theory, is N = 10, for all the experimental data.

Volume 8| Part 4| July 2021| Pages 621-632
ISSN: 2052-2525