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Tissue Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by Bernhard Palsson, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Robert Plonsey, Joseph D. Bronzino

CRC Press

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A volume in the new Principles and Applications in Engineering series, Tissue Engineering provides an overview of the major physiologic systems of current interest to biomedical engineers: cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, visual, auditory, gastrointestinal, and respiratory. It contains useful definitions, tables of basic physiologic data, and an introduction to the literature. Then, the book reviews the status of tissue engineering of specific organs, including bone marrow, skeletal muscle, and cartilage. Readers will acquire a good understanding of the engineering and cell biological fundamentals of tissue engineering and will develop ideas for further development of this emerging and important field.


"[C]hapters are well structured and easy to read and digest. … [T]he terminology relating to physiological systems and cell biology concepts are clearly defined. Overall the book is well written and provides a good instruction and overview of tissue engineering … . … [T]he aim of producing a concise reference has been achieved."

- Food and Bioproducts Processing, 2004, 82 (2)

"The style of the book presents a well-balanced and open feel. The state-of-the-art topics reviews are relevant and of interest … . The thoroughness and objectivity of the reviewed literature is commendable. … Consisting of contributions from highly respected international 'gurus' in the field of tissue and organ engineering, the editors have offered a useful reference and research tool for current and future tissue bioengineers."

- IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 23, No. 4, July/Aug 2004

Table of Contents

SECTION I Physiologic Systems

Introduction, R. Plonsey

An Outline of Cardiovascular Structure and Function, D.J. Schneck

Endocrine System, D.G. Cramp, E.R. Carson

Nervous System, E. Micheli-Tzanakou

Vision System, G. Stetten

Auditory System, B.M. Clopton, F.A. Spelman

Gastrointestinal System, B.L. Bardakjian

Respiratory System, A.T. Johnson, C.G. Lausted, J.D. Bronzino

SECTION II Tissue Engineering

Introduction, B.O. Palsson, J.A. Hubbell

Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering, F. Berthiaume, M.L. Yarmush

Surface Immobilization of Adhesion Ligands for Investigations of Cell-Substrate Interactions, P.D. Drumheller, J.A. Hubbell

Biomaterials: Protein-Surface Interactions, J.A. Chinn, S.M. Slack

Engineering Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering: The 10–100 Micron Size Scale, D.J. Mooney, R.S. Langer

Regeneration Templates, I.V. Yannas

Fluid Shear Stress Effects on Cellular Function, C.W. Patrick, Jr., R. Sampath, L.V. McIntire

The Roles of Mass Transfer in Tissue Function, E.N. Lightfoot, K.A. Duca

The Biology of Stem Cells, C.T. Jordan, G. Van Zant

Cell Motility and Tissue Architecture, G.A. Dunn

Tissue Microenvironments, M.W. Long

The Importance of Stromal Cells, B.A. Naughton

Tissue Engineering of Bone Marrow, M.R. Koller, B.O. Palsson

Tissue Engineering of the Liver, T.H. Kim, J.P. Vacanti

Tissue Engineering in the Nervous System, R. Bellamkonda, P. Aebischer

Tissue Engineering of Skeletal Muscle, S.V. Brooks, J.A. Faulkner

Tissue Engineering of Cartilage, L.E. Freed, G. Vunjak-Novakovic

Tissue Engineering of the Kidney, H.D. Humes


About the Editors

Palsson\, Bernhard; Hubbell\, Jeffrey A.; Plonsey\, Robert; Bronzino\, Joseph D.

About the Series

Principles and Applications in Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology