First Published in 1981, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into the connective tissue of the lung and its relationship to our environment and health. Filled with a vast repertoire of factual data and statistics, this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Medicine, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
1. Introduction. 2. Collagen Structure. 3. Elastin Location and Structure. 4. Proteoglycans and Mucoproteins. 5. Collagen Biosynthesis. 6. Collagen Degradation. 7. Elastin Metabolism. 8. Metabolism of Proteoglycans and Mucoproteins. 9. Lung Cell Types and Their Kinetics. 10. Interaction of Mesenchymal Cells with the Extracellular Matrix - A Speculative Model. 11. Immunologic Mechanisms of Pulmonary Connective Tissue Injury. 12. Sequence of Events in Pulmonary Injury. 13. Pulmonary Fibrosis. 14. Pulmonary Emphysema. 15. Chronic Bronchitis and Asthma: Biochemistry, Rheology, and Mucociliary Clearance. 16. Pulmonary Neoplasia. 17. Summary. Index.
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