This series was conceived with the idea of integrating current aspects of ongoing research in the collagen field. The book consists of a spectrum of papers which discus divers aspects such as X-ray structure, the thermodynamics and mechanism of fibrillogenesis, and the use of collagen as a biomaterial for the manufacturing of many implantable, sometimes lifesaving, devises.
1. Molecular Structures and Functions of Collagen 2. Energetics and Thermodynamics of Collagen Self-Assembly 3. X-ray Diffraction as a Tool for Studying Collagen Structure 4. Collagen Fibrillogenesis 5. Collagen Types 6. Cross-Linking of Collagen 7. Interactions Between Structural Glycoproteins and Collagen 8. Biochemistry and Physiology of Mammalian Collagenases 9. Molecular Anatomy of the Vertebrate Eye 10. Cartilage Collagens 11. Collagens in the Nervous Tissue 12. Collagens in Heart Valves 13. Collagens of Normal and Diseased Blood Vessel Wall