1st Edition

Elastin and Elastases, Volume I



ISBN 9780849364280
Published April 30, 1989 by CRC Press
328 Pages

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Book Description

Written by internationally known European and American scientists, these volumes systematically present many topics in the elastin and elastases fields. Volume I explains elastin, its biosynthesis, physicochemical properties, and alteration in a variety of pathologies and with aging. Volume II describes elastases, their physiological and pathological roles and their control by natural and synthetic inhibitors. Filled with illustrations and figures, these volumes will benefit researchers, physicians, and industrial scientists.

Table of Contents

Volume I:
Introduction
ELASTIN: MORPHOLOGY-ULTRASTRUCTURE
Use of Pycnogenols in the Histological Staining of Elastic Fibers and Their Quantification in Several Tissues by Automated Image Analysis
Ultrastructural Properties of Elastin
The Microfibrillar Component of Elastic Tissue
BIOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ELASTIN
Isolation, Characterization, and Biochemical Properties of Elastin
Biosynthesis and Regulation: Structure of the Bovine and Human Elastin Genes
Regulation of Elastin Gene Expression
Regulation of Elastin Biosynthesis by Vitamins and Hormones
Posttranslational Modification of Elastin: Lysine Oxidation and Crosslinking
Crosslinking in Elastin
Physicochemical Crosslinking Properties of Elastin and Constituent Peptides
Elastin Structure as Determined by Solid Phase, Liquid, and GAS Microsequencing
Immunological Properties of Elastin
Biological Effects of Elastin Peptides
ELASTIC FIBERS IN CELL-MATRIX INTERACTIONS
Influence of Extracellular Matrix on Elastin Biosynthesis
Glycoproteins Associated with Elastic Tissues and Microfibrils
Characterization of Glycoproteins in Cell Cultures from Elastic Tissues
Interactions Between Lipids and Elastin
Elastonectin: Inducible Protein(s) which Mediates the Attachment of Elastin to Mesenchymal Cells
Interactions Between Blood-Borne Cells and Elastic Fibers
Index

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