J. Engel, Concepts of Self-Assembly in Biological Systems.A. Veils and A. George, Fundamentals of Interstitial Collagen Self-Assembly.D.J. Prockop and D.J.S. Hulmes, Assembly of Collagen Fibrilsde Novo from Soluble Precursors: Polymerization and Copolymerization of Procollagen, pN-Collagen, and Mutated Collagens.D.E. Birk and T.F. Linsenmayer, Collagen Fibril Assembly, Deposition, and Organization into Tissue- Specific Matrices.R.G. Brewton and R. Mayne, Heterotypic Type II, IX, and XI Fibrils: Comparison of Vitreous and Cartilage Forms.T.M. Schmid, A.A. Cole, Q. Chen, D.K. Bonen, L. Luchene, and T.F. Linsenmayer, Assembly of Type X Collagen by Hypertrophic Chondrocytes.R. Timpl and M.-L. Chu, Microfibrillar Collagen Type VI.K.G. Vogel, Glycosaminoglycans and Proteoglycans.R.P. Mecham and E.C. Davis, Elastic Fiber Structure and Assembly.D.M.P. Peters and D.F. Mosher, Formation ofFibronectin Extracellular Matrix.P.D. Yurchenco, Assembly of Laminin and Type IV Collagen into Basement Membrane Networks.U. Mayer and R. Timpl, Nidogen: A Versatile Binding Protein of Basement Membranes.D.R. Gerecke, M.K. Gordon,D.W. Wagman, M.F. Champliaud, and R.E. Burgeson, Hemidesmosomes, Anchoring Filaments, and Anchoring Fibrils: Components of a Unique Attachment Complex.J.M. Fitch and T.F. Linsenmayer, Interstitial Basement Membrane Components in Development.Chapter References.Index.