Connective Tissue Macromolecular Structure and Evolution

This book deals primarily with the principal extracellular macromole­ cules of animal connective tissues. It attempts to answer some general questions about the biological organization of the tissues: What is the nature of this organization at various dimensional levels? What functions does the orga...

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Main Author: Mathews, Martin B.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1975, 1975
Series:Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics Molekularbiologie, Biochemie und Biophysik
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1. General Considerations
  • 2. Methodology
  • 2 The Tissues
  • 1. Principles
  • 2. Molecular Unity and Diversity
  • 3. Morphology
  • 3 Collagen
  • 1. Identification
  • 2. Chemical Structure
  • 3. Aggregate Forms
  • 4. Stability
  • 5. Comparative Biochemistry
  • 6. Invertebrate Collagen
  • 7. Deuteros tomia
  • 8. Chordata Acrania Collagen
  • 9. Chordata Craniata (Vertebrate) Collagen
  • 10. Basement Membranes and Vitrosin
  • 11. Biosynthesis
  • 12. Immunology
  • 13. Evolution
  • 14. Development and Aging
  • 4 Elastin
  • 1. Identification
  • 2. Primary Structure
  • 3. Secondary Chemical Features
  • 4. Fibril Organization
  • 5. Comparative Biology
  • 5 Structural Glycoproteins
  • 1. Characterization
  • 2. Invertebrate
  • 3. Vertebrate
  • 4. Conclusions
  • 6 Polyanionic Proteoglycans
  • 1. Characterization as Parent Types
  • 2. Structure of the Linkage Region
  • 3. Comparative Macromolecular Structures of Proteoglycans
  • 4. Biosynthesis
  • 5. Immunology
  • 6. Evoluti