1st Edition

Lung Growth and Development

Edited By John A. McDonald Copyright 1997
    766 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Reflects the explosion of information and technological breakthroughs that have facilitated investigations into the development of the lung-including recombinant DNA technology, molecular genetics, transgenics, and advances in lung cell and mo-lecular biology. Provides nearly 2800 bibliographic citations and over 170 tables, drawings, and x-rays to help clarify specific discussions.

    Structural Aspects of Prenatal and Postnatal Development and Growth of the Lung

    Respiratory Epithelial Cell Gene Transcription

    Role of Transcription Factors in the Development of the Pulmonary Epithelium

    Epithelial-Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development

    Differentiation of the Alveolar Epithelium in the Fetal Lung

    Airway Gland Growth and Differentiation

    Clara Cells

    Growth and Differentiation of Tracheobronchial Epithelial Cells

    Development of Innervation in the Lung

    Development of Airway Smooth Muscle

    Laminin in Lung Development

    Collagens and Elastic Fiber Proteins in Lung Development

    Cell-Cell and Cell-Matrix Interactions in Development of the Lung Vasculature

    Neuropeptides and Lung Development

    Developmental and Hormonal Regulation of the Surfactant System

    Lung Injury When Development is Interrupted by Premature Birth

    In Vitro Models of Lung Development and Cytodifferentiation

    Hormonal Control of Compensatory Lung Growth


    John A. McDonald

    …McDonald is to be commended for producing a text that includes both in-depth coverage of major advances in lung development and an assessment of important research areas that remain unexplored.
    "-The Physiologist