Biology of Invertebrate and Lower Vertebrate Collagens

Knowledge in the field of the biology of the extracellular matrix, and in particular of collagen, has made considerable progress over the last ten years, especially in mammals, birds and ln man with respect to very important applied medical aspects. Basic knowledge in the animal kingdom overall has...

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Main Author: Bairati, A.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Garrone, R. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston, MA Springer US 1985, 1985
Series:NATO ASI Series, Series A: Life Sciences
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Knowledge in the field of the biology of the extracellular matrix, and in particular of collagen, has made considerable progress over the last ten years, especially in mammals, birds and ln man with respect to very important applied medical aspects. Basic knowledge in the animal kingdom overall has increased more slowly and haphazardly. We, therefore, considered it useful to organize a meeting specifically devoted to the study of the invertebrate and lower vertebrate collagens. The NATO Scientific Division financed an Advanced Research Workshop aimed at bringing together experts qualified in collagen biology (with morphological, biochemical and genetic specialization) with researchers who are currently studying collagenous tissues of invertebrates and lower vertebrates. The Medical-Biology Committee of the CNR-Rome and the University of Milan also supplied interest and support for the organization of this Meeting. The format of the workshop consisted in: 1) main lectures on the most recent aspects of collagen biology; 2) minireviews on the current knowledge of collagenous tissues in the various invertebrate phyla and in fish; 3) contributed papers on particular aspects of research in specific fields; 4) workshops on the methodology of studying collagen. As we had intended, the Workshop gave a comprehensive overview of acquired knowledge and of the present state of research actlvlty. It permitted wide interdisciplinary discussion, enabling collabora­ tions to be established and new research themes to be chosen. This volume contains the text of all the contributions presented at the Meeting, including posters
Physical Description:XXII, 584 p online resource
ISBN:9781468476361