Dielectric relaxation studies on bovine ligamentum nuchae

Chi‐Hao ‐H Luan*, R. Dean Harris, Dan W. Urry

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Dielectric relaxation studies of bovine ligamentum nuchae are reported over the frequency range of 1 MHz to 1 GHz and over the temperature range of 23–48°C. A temperature‐dependent relaxation process was observed at low megahertz‐frequency with the correlation time of around 40 ns. The result is quite similar to that of a synthetic polypentapeptide (VPGVG) and of α‐elastin. The relaxation is proposed to arise in part from the peptide libration within the polypentapeptide of bovine ligamentum nuchae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1787-1793
Number of pages7
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Organic Chemistry

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