Immunohistochemical localization of interstitial collagens in bone tissue from patients with various forms of osteogenesis imperfecta

Am J Med Genet. 1993 Jan 15;45(2):258-9. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.1320450221.


Immunohistochemical studies of bone from individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type II, OI type III, or OI type IV demonstrate a similar pattern, but varying extent, of the abnormal presence of interstitial collagens in bone matrix. OI type II bone had nests of cartilage with type II collagen, and significant type III collagen in the bone matrix. In OI types III and IV, type II collagen was present only in epiphyseal cartilage but bone still contained type III collagen. These findings resembled those in developing fetal bone indicating the "immature" nature of OI bone.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bone and Bones / pathology*
  • Collagen / metabolism*
  • Fetus
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta / pathology*


  • Collagen