Molecular Biology and Pathology of Elastic Tissues

Molecular Biology and Pathology of Elastic TissuesDrawing together contributions from a diverse group of international experts in the field, this collection of papers examines the biology and pathology of elastin at the molecular level. Topics include the structure, ultrastructure and function of elastin; elastin regulation; elastin’s role in aging, lung development and disease and atherosclerosis; as well as related aspects of pharmacology and nutrition….

Mechanics of Elastic Biomolecules

Mechanics of Elastic BiomoleculesA representative cross-section of elastic biomolecules is covered in this volume, which combines seventeen contributions from leading research groups. State-of-the-art molecular mechanics experiments are described dealing with the elasticity of DNA and nucleoprotein complexes, titin and titin-like proteins in muscle, as well as proteins of the cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix. The book speaks particularly to cell biologists, biophysicists, or bioengineers, and to senior researchers and …

Biology and Pathology of Elastic Tissues (Frontiers of Matrix Biology, Vol. 8) (1980-10-17)

Biology and Pathology of Elastic Tissues (Frontiers of Matrix Biology, Vol. 8) (1980-10-17)A representative cross-section of elastic biomolecules is covered in this volume, which combines seventeen contributions from leading research groups. State-of-the-art molecular mechanics experiments are described dealing with the elasticity of DNA and nucleoprotein complexes, titin and titin-like proteins in muscle, as well as proteins of the cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix. The book speaks particularly to cell biologists, biophysicists, or bioengineers, and to senior researchers and …

Adhesion of Cells, Viruses and Nanoparticles

Adhesion of Cells, Viruses and Nanoparticles“Adhesion of Cells, Viruses and Nanoparticles” describes the adhesion of cells, viruses and nanoparticles starting from the basic principles of adhesion science, familiar to postgraduates, and leading on to recent research results. The underlying theory is that of van der Waals forces acting between cells and substrates, embodied in the molecules lying at the surfaces, together with the geometry and elasticity of the materials involved. The first part describes the fundamental background to ad…