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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Elastin and Elastic Tissue

Editors: Sandberg, L. (Ed.)

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Although elastin was first identified and purifled in 1840, relatively few, major advances to determine its structure and function occurred between then and 1970. This was pointed out by Carl Franzblau in his recent review (1). This sad state of affairs does not detract, however, from the importance of contributions made during the last 50 years; many of these are referred to in the various chapters that comprise this monograph. I would be remiss not to emphasize the pioneering work of S. M. Partridge, who, in 1955, reported on a technique to obtain virtually pure elastin. It was, indeed, a privilege to have the participation of Dr. Partridge in the First International Conference on Elastin, the proceedings of which constitute this volume. In 1974, the Division of Lung Diseases of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute initiated a targeted research program on "Isolation and Purification of Lung Elastin". It was an asset to the program that it attracted eminent scientists who, in effect, stimulated a new wave of interest and activity in this neglected area of research. This resurgence of interest may have been due to the challenge of working with a tissue that presented difficulties which had in the past discourĀ­ aged investigators. It soon became apparent that the research program initiated by the Division of Lung Diseases was attracting much interest and that many significant contributions would result from it.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Carnes, William H.

    Pages 3-6

  • The Morphogenesis of Elastic Fibers

    Ross, Russell (et al.)

    Pages 7-17

  • The Elastic System Fibers

    Cotta-Pereira, G., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 19-30

  • Ultrastructural Studies of Developing Pulmonary Alveolar Septal Elastin

    Fierer, Joshua A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-37

  • Ultrastructural Changes of Elastic Tissue in Hamster Lung During Elastase-Emphysema

    Yu, Shiu Yeh (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elastin and Elastic Tissue
Editors
  • L. Sandberg
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
79
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-9093-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-9093-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-9095-4
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 782
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