International Review of Connective Tissue Research

International Review of Connective Tissue Research

Volume 5

1st Edition - December 28, 1970

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  • Editors: David A. Hall, D. S. Jackson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191676

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International Review of Connective Tissue Research, Volume 5 presents a detailed review of the end products of collagen metabolism, which is important in understanding certain diseases involving the connective tissues. This book discusses the progress in collagen research. Organized into four chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the metabolism of proline and hydroxyproline that are derived from studies using microorganisms. This text then examines the increasing interest in the more complex tissues and elucidates the marked differences one may expect to find in such tissues. Other chapters consider the process of calcification and the various conflicting theories. This book discusses as well the influence of the impurities, such as fluoride and carbonate, on the nature and formation of biological apatite. The final chapter deals with the contrast between the dynamic state of connective tissue cells and the inert aspect of the intercellular substances. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, physicians, and surgeons.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Metabolism of Proline and of Hydroxyproline

    I. General Features

    II. Proline Metabolism, General Features

    III. Proline Biosynthesis

    IV. Proline Degradation

    V. Regulation of Proline Metabolism

    VI. Summary of Metabolic Reactions, Proline

    VII. Hydroxyproline Metabolism, General Features

    VIII. Hydroxyproline Biosynthesis

    IX. Hydroxyproline Degradation in Animals

    X. Hydroxyproline Degradation in Bacteria

    XI. Hydroxyproline Degradation in Plants

    XII. Summary of Metabolic Reactions, 4-Hydroxyproline

    XIII. Metabolism of 3-Hydroxyproline

    XIV. Regulation of Hydroxyproline Metabolism

    XV. Clinical Aspects of Proline and Hydroxyproline Metabolism


    Urinary Excretion of Hydroxyproline in Health and Disease

    I. Introduction

    II. Analytical Methods

    III. Relationship of Urinary Hydroxyproline to the Biosynthesis and Degradation of Collagen

    IV. Urinary Excretion of Hydroxyproline under Normal Conditions

    V. Conditions Accompanied with Altered Urinary Excretion of Hydroxyproline

    VI. Summary


    Calcification of Connective Tissue

    I. Introduction

    II. The Nature of the Biological Apatites

    III. Theories of Tissue Calcification

    IV. Concluding Remarks


    Biochemistry of Connective Tissue of the Vertebrate Eye

    I. Introduction

    II. Connective Tissues of the Vertebrate Eye: General Considerations

    III. Lens Capsule

    IV. Vitreous Body and Zonula Zinnii

    V. Corneal Stroma

    VI. Sclera


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 318
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: December 28, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191676

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David A. Hall

D. S. Jackson

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