List the similarities and differences between the two and relate these to the different functions of the two tissues.
compact bone vs cartilage Watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-05-2016 23:38
- Official Rep
- 30-05-2016 01:04
Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.
You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here.
Just quoting in Puddles the Monkey so she can move the thread if needed
Spoiler:Show(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
- 31-05-2016 16:53
Hello, can I ask what your level is?
i think a similarity is that they both have an extensive ECM, but cartilage has a much higher water content. They also both contain high amounts of collagen, but the type of collagen is different: type I in bone and II in cartilage. Another major difference is that bone is calcified, cartilage is not, and instead has a high amount of glucosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.
Another difference is that bone has an extensive blood supply, especially the periosteum, while cartilage is pretty much avascular, and his has implications on the healing capacity of each; bone can heal relatively well, while cartilage is very difficult to heal.