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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Progress in Heritable Soft Connective Tissue Diseases

Editors: Halper, Jaroslava (Ed.)

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  • Provides an update on the pathophysiology of heritable soft connective tissue diseases
  • Discusses the role of individual components of the extracellular matrix in specific aspects of various soft tissue disorders
  • Can be used as a diagnostic guide for clinicians with tables correlating syndromes with symptoms, clinical signs and laboratory findings
  • Offers new management options and therapeutic directions
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About this book

This volume is a reference handbook focusing on diseases like Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome and other heritable soft connective tissue diseases. The book presents detailed information for both basic scientists and for clinicians seeing patients. It is also a stepping stone for new investigations and studies that goes beyond the facts about the composition and biochemistry of the connective tissue and extracellular matrix, as the authors connect individual components to specific aspects of various soft tissue disorders and to the actual or potential treatment of them.

Progress in Heritable Soft Connective Tissue Diseases features very prominent physicians and scientists as contributors who bring their most recent discoveries to the benefit of readers. Their expertise will help clinicians with proper diagnosis of sometimes elusive and uncommon heritable diseases of soft connective tissues.

This book also offers an update on the pathophysiology of these diseases, including an emphasis on unifying aspects such as connections between embryonic development of the different types of connective tissues and systems, and the role of TGF-beta in development and physiology of soft tissues. This new set of data explains, at least in part, why many of these disorders are interconnected, though the primary pathophysiological events, such as gene mutations, may be different for each disorder.

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From the reviews:

“This is a compilation of recent information on the area of connective tissue disorders and the human pathology involved. … The audience is vast, from clinicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with connective tissue anomalies to primary care physicians in search to update their knowledge … . This is an outstanding resource for trainees in medical genetics at all levels, as well as for experienced medical geneticists.” (Luis F. Escobar, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2014)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Halper, Jaroslava

  • Structure, Physiology, and Biochemistry of Collagens

    Pages 5-29

    Mienaltowski, Michael J. (et al.)

  • Basic Components of Connective Tissues and Extracellular Matrix: Elastin, Fibrillin, Fibulins, Fibrinogen, Fibronectin, Laminin, Tenascins and Thrombospondins

    Pages 31-47

    Halper, Jaroslava (et al.)

  • Proteoglycans and Diseases of Soft Tissues

    Pages 49-58

    Halper, Jaroslava

  • Advances in the Use of Growth Factors for Treatment of Disorders of Soft Tissues

    Pages 59-76

    Halper, Jaroslava

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0774-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Progress in Heritable Soft Connective Tissue Diseases
Editors
  • Jaroslava Halper
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
802
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7893-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7893-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7892-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0774-7
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 245
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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