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By Elizabeth D. Hay (auth.), Elizabeth D. Hay (eds.)

In the ten-year period because the first version of this quantity went to press, our wisdom of extracellular matrix (ECM) functionality and constitution has enor­ mously elevated. Extracellular matrix and cell-matrix interplay are actually regimen issues within the conferences and annual studies subsidized by way of telephone biology societies. learn in molecular biology has so complex the variety of recognized matrix molecules and the subject of gene constitution and law that we gained­ dered how top to include the hot fabric. for instance, we deliberated over the inclusion of chapters on molecular genetics. We made up our minds that with really appropriate enhancing shall we current the new findings in molecular biology in the similar mobile biology framework that used to be used for the 1st version, utilizing 3 huge headings: what's extracellular matrix, how is it made, and what does it do for cells? keeping keep an eye on over the assessment of literature as regards to ECM was once now not constantly a simple job, yet we felt it used to be necessary to creation of a hugely readable quantity, one compact sufficient to serve the the coed as an creation and the investigator as a short replace on graduate the real fresh discoveries. the 1st version of this quantity loved con­ desire the reader reveals this variation both worthy. siderable luck; we D. Hay Elizabeth vii Contents Introductory comments 1 Elizabeth D. Hay half I. what's EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX? bankruptcy 1 Collagen T. F. Linsenmayer 1. creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2. The Collagen Molecule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight 2. 1. Triple-Helical Domain(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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