International Review of Connective Tissue Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483167510, 9781483194998

International Review of Connective Tissue Research

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: M. A. Epstein
eBook ISBN: 9781483194998
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 364
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International Review of Connective Tissue Research, Volume 2 is a collection of papers that deals with the morphological background, physiological, and pathological aspects of studies done on connective tissues. One paper discusses the precipitation of collagen fibers from solution — that fibrils form in vitro and in vivo by similar mechanisms. Another paper examines the importance of elastic tissues in the reactions of connective tissue including diseases of the vascular and pulmonary systems. As simple as elastic tissues appear to be, these can be models in studies of the basic structure and function of other more complicated tissues. One author discusses the physiology of the connective tissues of the reproductive tract; he concludes that defects in the connective tissue functions can cause failure in ovulation or the formation of cystic ovaries. Other authors discuss the diseases of collagen and related tissues (rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis), as well as the aging process. One author analyzes the role of collagen fibers in aging: whether factors exist that causes cross-linking or ester cross-links or the dissolution of the collagen macromolecule associated with the aging of collagen. This book can prove helpful for molecular or cellular biologists, pathologists, physiologists, gerontologists, and researchers in gene therapy, pharmacology or micro-chemistry.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface The Precipitation Of Collagen Fibers From Solution I. Introduction II. Historical III. The Nature of Collagen Solutions IV. Modes of Aggregation of Collagen V. Formation of "Native-Type" Fibrils VI. Stability of Precipitated Collagen VII. Biological Implications References Elastic tissue I. Introduction II. Definition III. History IV. Phylogeny V. Ontogeny VI. Anatomy VII. Physicochemical Properties VIII. Morphochemical Structure IX. Histogenesis X. Metabolism XI. Pathological Conditions Involving Elastin XII. Summary References Chemistry and Metabolism of Connective Tissue Glycosam Inoglycans (Mucopolysaccharides) I. Introduction II. Hyaluronic Acid III. Dermatan Sulfate IV. Chondroitin Sulfates V. Keratan Sulfate VI. Heparin and Heparan Sulfates VII. Separation Methods VIII. Synthesis IX. Excretion References The Physiology of the Connective Tissues of the Reproductive Tract I. General Introduction II. Components of Connective Tissues III. The Connective Tissues of the Reproductive Tract IV. The Uterus V. Connective Tissues of the Birth Canal VI. The Placenta and Fetal Membranes VII. The Connective Tissues of the Ovary VIII. Conclusions References Diseases of Collagen and Related Tissues I. Constituents of Connective Tissue II. The Concept of "Collagen" or "Connective Tissue" Disease III. Morbid Anatomy of Connective Tissue Injury IV. An Etiological Classification of Diseases of Connective Tissue V. Connective Tissue Diseases with Evidence of Immunological Disturbance VI. Genetically Determined Diseases of Connective Tissue VII. Connective Tissue Diseases without Evidence of Immunological Disturbance or a Significant Genetic Determinant References Agin


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