Biology of Extracellular Matrix

The Extracellular Matrix: an Overview

Editors: Mecham, Robert (Ed.)

  • First volume of this relaunched series
  • An excellent introduction to the biology of the extracellular matrix
  • Published in collaboration with the American Society for Matrix Biology
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Knowledge of the extracellular matrix (ECM) is essential to understand cellular differentiation, tissue development, and tissue remodeling.

This volume of the series “Biology of Extracellular Matrix” provides a timely overview of the structure, regulation, and function of the major macromolecules that make up the extracellular matrix. It covers topics such as collagen types and assembly of collagen-containing suprastructures, basement membrane, fibronectin and other cell-adhesive glycoproteins, proteoglycans, microfibrils, elastin, fibulins and matricellular proteins, such as thrombospondin. It also explores the concept that ECM components together with their cell surface receptors can be viewed as intricate nano-devices that allow cells to physically organize their 3-D-environment.  Further, the role of the ECM in human disease and pathogenesis is discussed as well as the use of model organisms in elucidating ECM function.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Overview of Extracellular Matrix Structure and Function

    Engel, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Fibronectin and Other Adhesive Glycoproteins

    Xu, Jielin (et al.)

    Pages 41-75

  • Collagens, Suprastructures, and Collagen Fibril Assembly

    Birk, David E. (et al.)

    Pages 77-115

  • Basement Membranes

    Miner, Jeffrey H.

    Pages 117-145

  • Hyaluronan and the Aggregating Proteoglycans

    Wight, Thomas N. (et al.)

    Pages 147-195

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Extracellular Matrix: an Overview
Editors
  • Robert Mecham
Series Title
Biology of Extracellular Matrix
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16555-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16555-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-16554-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26719-2
Series ISSN
0887-3224
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 426
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