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Research Article

Elastogenic Protein Expression of a Highly Elastic Murine Spinal Ligament: The Ligamentum Flavum

  • Jeffrey P. Brown,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rachel M. Lind,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Anthony F. Burzesi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Catherine K. Kuo mail

    CatherineK.Kuo@tufts.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: June 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038475

About the Authors

Jeffrey P. Brown, Rachel M. Lind, Anthony F. Burzesi, Catherine K. Kuo
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: CatherineK.Kuo@tufts.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JPB CKK. Performed the experiments: JPB RML AFB. Analyzed the data: JPB RML AFB CKK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CKK. Wrote the paper: JPB CKK. Proofreading: JPB RML AFB CKK.