Connective Tissues in Arterial and Pulmonary Disease

Editors: McDonald, T. F., Chandler, A. B. (Eds.)

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The processes of distention and recoil have an essential role in the functions of arteries and lungs. In both organ systems, these processes involve to a great extent the connective tissues, in particular the manner in which the extracellular materials are arranged to afford such movements. This book concerns the microenvironment of the connective tissues in the walls of arteries and the stroma of lungs. Proteoglycans, collagen, and elastic fibers and their interrelationships are discussed by eight scientists who are established researchers in this area. Their reports include important findings on how this microenvironment is altered in diseases such as atherosclerosis, emphysema, and pulmonary fibrosis. The concepts developed result from studies at the biochemical, macromolecular, ultrastructural, and light microscopic levels. Taken col­ lectively, the reports focus attention upon the role of the connective tissues in arterial and lung distensibility and how alterations in the connective tissues result in the loss of this function. Medical researchers and physicians interested in arterial or lung functions or diseases will find the scientific approaches and findings of the authors innovative and provocative. Students of stereologic morphometry will be particularly interested in the quantitative studies of cells and fibers in arterial walls; histologists and pathologists will find the chapter on histochemical staining interesting from both a scientific and historic viewpoint.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Structure and Function of Aorta Proteoglycan

    Oegema, Theodore R, Jr.

    Pages 5-56

  • Quantitation of Cells and Fibers in Histologic Sections of Arterial Walls: Advantages of Contour Tracing on a Digitizing Plate

    Glagov, Seymour (et al.)

    Pages 57-93

  • Biochemical Changes of the Arterial Wall in Atherosclerosis with Special Reference to Connective Tissue: Promising Experimental Avenues for their Prevention

    Kramsch, Dieter M.

    Pages 95-151

  • Biochemistry of Collagen with Special Reference to the Arterial Wall

    Rhodes, R. Kent

    Pages 153-171

  • Connective Tissues and the Mechanical Behavior of Lungs

    Snider, Gordon L.

    Pages 177-216

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Connective Tissues in Arterial and Pulmonary Disease
Editors
  • T. F. McDonald
  • A. B. Chandler
Copyright
1981
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-5967-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-5967-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-5969-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 355
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