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Imaging the noncentrosymmetric structural organization of tendon with Interferometric Second Harmonic Generation microscopy.

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We report the imaging of tendon with Interferometric Second Harmonic Generation microscopy. We observe that the noncentrosymmetric structural organization can be maintained along the fibrillar axis over more than 150 μm, while in the transverse direction it is ∼1-15 μm. Those results are explained by modeling tendon as a heterogeneous distribution of noncentrosymmetric nano-cylinders (collagen fibrils) oriented along the fibrillar axis. The preservation of the noncentrosymmetric structural or...

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10.1002/jbio.201300036

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Journal:
Journal of biophotonics
Volume:
7
Issue:
8
Pages:
638-646
Publication date:
2014-08-01
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EISSN:
1864-0648
ISSN:
1864-063X
Source identifiers:
413628
Language:
English
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uuid:18a0eac9-aa64-4a88-a68d-c9fa9bac0de0
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2013-11-16

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