© 1977

Elastin and Elastic Tissue

  • Lawrence B. Sandberg
  • William R. Gray
  • Carl Franzblau

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 79)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Morphology of Elastin and Elastic Tissue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William H. Carnes
      Pages 3-6
    3. Russell Ross, Philip J. Fialkow, Lawrence K. Altman
      Pages 7-17
    4. G. Cotta-Pereira, F. Guerra Rodrigo, J. F. David-Ferreira
      Pages 19-30
    5. Joshua A. Fierer, Joseph M. Cerreta, Ines Mandl, L. Stanley James
      Pages 31-37
    6. D. A. Keith, M. A. Paz, P. M. Gallop
      Pages 57-60
    7. William H. Carnes, Mary Lou Hart, Norman M. Hodgkin
      Pages 61-70
    8. A. Serafini-Fracassini, J. M. Field, J. W. Smith, W. G. S. Stephens
      Pages 97-103
    9. D. Volpln
      Pages 119-128
    10. Lawrence B. Sandberg, William R. Gray, Carl Franzblau
      Pages 129-136
  3. Turnover and Elastolysis in Elastic Tissue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. L. Robert
      Pages 139-143
    3. F. Lamy, D. Gibson, M. Ledoux, J. C. Moreux
      Pages 165-175
    4. F. Lamy, R. Bauraln, M. Guay, J. F. Larochelle
      Pages 177-187
    5. H. M. Kagan, R. E. Jordan, R. M. Lerch, D. P. Mukherjee, P. Stone, C. Franzblau
      Pages 189-207

About this book


Although elastin was first identified and purifled in 1840, relatively few, major advances to determine its structure and function occurred between then and 1970. This was pointed out by Carl Franzblau in his recent review (1). This sad state of affairs does not detract, however, from the importance of contributions made during the last 50 years; many of these are referred to in the various chapters that comprise this monograph. I would be remiss not to emphasize the pioneering work of S. M. Partridge, who, in 1955, reported on a technique to obtain virtually pure elastin. It was, indeed, a privilege to have the participation of Dr. Partridge in the First International Conference on Elastin, the proceedings of which constitute this volume. In 1974, the Division of Lung Diseases of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute initiated a targeted research program on "Isolation and Purification of Lung Elastin". It was an asset to the program that it attracted eminent scientists who, in effect, stimulated a new wave of interest and activity in this neglected area of research. This resurgence of interest may have been due to the challenge of working with a tissue that presented difficulties which had in the past discour­ aged investigators. It soon became apparent that the research program initiated by the Division of Lung Diseases was attracting much interest and that many significant contributions would result from it.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence B. Sandberg
    • 1
  • William R. Gray
    • 1
  • Carl Franzblau
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Elastin and Elastic Tissue
  • Editors L. Sandberg
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-39079-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-9095-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-9093-0
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 782
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
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