International Review of Connective Tissue Research

International Review of Connective Tissue Research

Volume 6

1st Edition - July 28, 1973

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  • Editors: David A. Hall, D. S. Jackson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191683

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International Review of Connective Tissue Research, Volume 6 presents the relationship between structure and function in connective tissue. This book deals with articular cartilage, a connective tissue that depends for its function on the integrity of its surface. Organized into six chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the structure, biology, chemistry, and biochemistry of collagen. This text then summarizes the data on the construction and application of collagen products to medicine and surgery. Other chapters consider the characteristic of the amino acid composition of basement membranes and the structural features of the synovial joint. This book discusses as well the functional properties of collagenous tissues with emphasis on their behavior when internal or external mechanical stresses are applied. The final chapter deals with the structure of fresh connective tissue based on conventional histological procedures such as dehydration, fixation, embedding, and staining. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, rheologists, and physicists.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Medical and Surgical Applications of Collagen

    I. Introduction

    II. Properties Favoring the Use of Collagen

    III. General Technology

    IV. Forms of Collagen Products

    V. Applications of Collagen


    Structure and Biosynthesis of Basement Membranes

    I. Introduction

    II. Preparation of Basement Membranes

    III. Solubility Studies

    IV. Composition

    V. Nature of the Structural Components

    VI. Biosynthesis of Basement Membranes

    VII. Conclusions


    The Structure of Joints

    I. Introduction

    II. Articular Structures

    III. The Synovial Membrane

    IV. Articular Cartilage

    V. Synovial Fluid

    VI. Intra-articular Discs, Menisci, and Fat Pads


    Functional Properties of Collagenous Tissues

    I. Introduction

    II. Morphology of Collagenous Tissue

    III. Basic Mechanics

    IV. Mechanical Properties of Parallel-Fibered Collagenous Tissue

    V. Correlation between Morphology and Mechanics

    VI. Functional Changes in Collagenous Tissues

    VII. Concluding Remarks


    Scanning Electron Microscopy of Connective Tissues in Health and Disease

    I. Introduction

    II. Principles and Practice of Scanning Electron Microscopy

    III. Scanning Electron Microscopy of Tissue Components

    IV. Dermis

    V. Tendon

    VI. Fascia and Dupuytren's Contracture

    VII. Fibrocartilage

    VIII. Articular Cartilage

    IX. Bone

    X. Teeth

    XI. Discussion


    Freeze-Etched Connective Tissue

    I. Introduction

    II. Freeze-Etching

    III. Studies of Freeze-Etched Connective Tissue

    IV. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: July 28, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191683

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David A. Hall

D. S. Jackson

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