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International Review of Connective Tissue Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123637062, 9781483191683

International Review of Connective Tissue Research

1st Edition

Volume 6

Editors: David A. Hall D. S. Jackson
eBook ISBN: 9781483191683
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th July 1973
Page Count: 342
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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



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


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28th July 1973
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David A. Hall

D. S. Jackson

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