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Electron Microscopy in Biology and Medicine

Ultrastructure of Skeletal Tissues

Bone and Cartilage in Health and Disease

Editors: Bonucci, E., Motta, P. (Eds.)

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The calcified tissues have fundamental functions in the biology of organisms, not only because their strength, solidity, and elasticity permit movement and mechanical activities, and protect soft tissues against traumatic forces, but also on account of their role in mineral homeostasis. For this reason, extensive investigation in the last 30 years has provided much to explain the complex chemical and physical processes occurring in cells and matrices composing the skeleton, and their alterations in pathological conditions. The use of ultrastructural methods such as immunocytochemistry, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, cytoautoradiography, freeze/fracture etching, high voltage, etc. has proven to be of great value when applied to cells and matrix components of bone and cartilage, in spite of the technical difficulties due to the hardness of these tissues. However, available information on this subject is disseminated in a variety of scientific and medical articles. This volume is an attempt to collect together the most significant data on the ultrastructure of cartilage and bone in normalcy and pathology. Obviously, it cannot be a complete report of all these data, its principal aim being that of: a) giving a comprehensive statement of the results concerning the basic structures common to these tissues, especially collagen fibrils, noncollagenous proteins, and proteoglycans, and their relationships with the mineral substance (for which another volume of this series can also be consulted; see Ruggeri A. , Motta P. M. (eds.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • The ultrastructure of calcified tissues: Methods and technical problems

    Pages 1-18

    Larry Arsenault, Dr. A.

  • The original contributions of the scanning electron microscope to the knowledge of bone structure

    Pages 19-39

    Marotti, Prof. Gastone

  • Collagen mineralization: Aspects of the structural relationship between collagen and the apatitic crystallites

    Pages 41-62

    Höhling, Prof. Dr. H. J. (et al.)

  • Ultrastructural immunohistochemistry of noncollagenous proteins in calcified tissues

    Pages 63-78

    Bianco, Dr. Paolo

  • Ultrastructure of cartilage

    Pages 79-109

    Hunziker, Dr. Ernst B. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ultrastructure of Skeletal Tissues
Book Subtitle
Bone and Cartilage in Health and Disease
Editors
  • E. Bonucci
  • P. Motta
Series Title
Electron Microscopy in Biology and Medicine
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-1487-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-1487-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0373-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 300
Number of Illustrations
130 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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