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Evolution of extracellular matrix

Author: Fred W Keeley; Robert P Mecham
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Biology of extracellular matrix (Springer (Firm))
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The evolution of single cells into multicellular organisms was mediated, in large part, by the extracellular matrix. The proteins and glycoconjugates that make up the extracellular matrix provide structural support to cellular complexes, facilitate cell adhesion and migration, and impart mechanical properties that are important for tissue function. Each class of ECM macromolecule has evolved to incorporate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fred W Keeley; Robert P Mecham
ISBN: 9783642360022 3642360025 3642360017 9783642360015
OCLC Number: 834455893
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Extracellular Matrix Evolution: An Overview / Josephine C. Adams --
Domain Shuffling and the Evolution of Vertebrate Extracellular Matrix / Hiroshi Wada --
Invertebrate and Vertebrate Collagens / Jean-Yves Exposito, Claire Lethias --
The Evolution of Elastin / Fred W. Keeley --
Evolutionary Insights into Fibrillin Structure and Function in the Extracellular Matrix / Sacha Jensen, David Yadin, Ian Robertson --
Molecular Evolution of the Microfibril-Associated Proteins: The Fibulins and the MAGPs / Fernando Segade --
Evolution and Function of SPARC and Tenascins: Matricellular Counter-Adhesive Glycoproteins with Pleiotropic Effects on Angiogenesis and Tissue Fibrosis / Cristina A. Baratta, Theodore J. Brown --
Thrombospondins and Their Receptors: Evolving Functions / David D. Roberts, William A. Frazier --
Evolution of Cell Adhesion to Extracellular Matrix / Mark S. Johnson, Jarmo Käpylä, Konstantin Denessiouk.
Series Title: Biology of extracellular matrix (Springer (Firm))
Responsibility: Fred W. Keeley, Robert P. Mecham, editors.

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This volume examines how the major ECM components evolved over time to fill their specific roles found in modern organisms. Coverage includes structural matrix proteins, matricellular proteins, and  Read more...

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