Biology of Extracellular Matrix

Evolution of Extracellular Matrix

Editors: Keeley, Fred W., Mecham, Robert (Eds.)

  • Gives a comprehensive and up to date overview on the field
  • Written by experts in the field
  • First book to look in detail on the evolution of ECM
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The evolution of single cells into multicellular organisms was mediated, in large part, by the extracellular matrix. The proteins and glycoconjugates that make up the extracellular matrix provide structural support to cellular complexes, facilitate cell adhesion and migration, and impart mechanical properties that are important for tissue function. Each class of ECM macromolecule has evolved to incorporate distinctive properties that are defined by conserved modules that are mixed together to achieve appropriate function.  This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of how the major ECM components evolved over time in order to fill their specific roles found in modern organisms. The major focus is on the structural matrix proteins, matricellular proteins, and more complex ECM structures such as basement membranes. Adhesive proteins and their receptors are also discussed.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Extracellular Matrix Evolution: An Overview

    Adams, Josephine C.

    Pages 1-25

  • Domain Shuffling and the Evolution of Vertebrate Extracellular Matrix

    Wada, Hiroshi

    Pages 27-37

  • Invertebrate and Vertebrate Collagens

    Exposito, Jean-Yves (et al.)

    Pages 39-72

  • The Evolution of Elastin

    Keeley, Fred W.

    Pages 73-119

  • Evolutionary Insights into Fibrillin Structure and Function in the Extracellular Matrix

    Jensen, Sacha (et al.)

    Pages 121-162

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of Extracellular Matrix
Editors
  • Fred W. Keeley
  • Robert Mecham
Series Title
Biology of Extracellular Matrix
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36002-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36002-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36001-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43037-4
Series ISSN
0887-3224
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 290
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