Synthesis and characterization of Mg-containing nano-apatite

Satoshi Hayakawa, Akiyoshi Osaka, Kanji Tsuru, Eiji Fujii, Kouji Kawabata, Kanae Ando, Christian Bonhomme, Florence Babonneau

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Nano-crystalline Mg-containing hydroxyapatite (MgHAp) were prepared by a wet chemical method, for which selective adsorption of proteins was examined, taking bovine serum albumin (BSA) and a pathogenic protein β2- microglobulin (β2-MG) as the model proteins. Increase in the Mg content led to smaller crystallites and larger specific surface area (SA) of MgHAps as well as zeta potential, while the amount both of BSA and β2-MG adsorption on MgHAp particles. It is thus concluded that the adsorption of BSA and β2-MG on Mg·HAp was associated with surface charges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume361-363 I
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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