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Lung Connective Tissue
Location, Metabolism, and Response to Injury

Edited By

John A. Pickrell

ISBN 9780367223038
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
214 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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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