Unformatted text preview: because the adsorbed water enables it to spring back after having been deformed. When pressure is exerted, as when the foot hits the ground while walking, water is squeezed from the glycosaminoglycan, cushioning the impact. When the pressure is released, the water rebinds. Thus aggrecan serves as shock adsorber ....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course BME 201 taught by Professor Schmidt during the Fall '11 term at Purdue.
- Fall '11