Pyridinoline, also known as Hydroxylysylpyridinoline, is a fluorescent cross-linking compound of collagen fibers. Crosslinks in collagen and elastin are derived from lysyl and hydroxylysyl residues, a process catalyzed by lysyl oxidase. Fujimoto and colleagues first described the isolation and characterization of a fluorescent material in bovine a...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pir′i-din′ō-lēn Definitions: 1. Hydroxypyridinium; a breakdown product of bone collagen, assayed, as is pyridinium (q.v.), to gauge osteoclastic activity.
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