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Research Article

The Biomechanics of Amnion Rupture: An X-Ray Diffraction Study

  • Che J. Connon mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: c.j.connon@reading.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

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  • Takahiro Nakamura,

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Andy Hopkinson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Nottingham University, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew Quantock,

    Affiliation: School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Naoto Yagi,

    Affiliation: Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, Hyogo, Japan

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  • James Doutch,

    Affiliation: School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Keith M. Meek

    Affiliation: School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 07, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001147

About the Authors

Che J. Connon
School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Takahiro Nakamura
Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Andy Hopkinson
Department of Ophthalmology, Nottingham University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Andrew Quantock, James Doutch, Keith M. Meek
School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Naoto Yagi
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, Hyogo, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: c.j.connon@reading.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CC. Performed the experiments: CC AQ NY JD. Analyzed the data: CC KM NY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TN KM AH. Wrote the paper: CC.