This volume details established experimental protocols on the isolation, characterization, and detection of extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules as well as methods to study the activity and role of ECM components on various biological functions, the formation of exosomes, and tissue surrogates. Chapters display a variety of protocols ranging from biochemical, cell, and molecular biology assays to complex tissue imaging techniques and in vivo models to elucidate the role of the extracellular matrix. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology
series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Authoritative and cutting-edge, The Extracellular Matrix: Methods and Protocols aims to provide protocols and applications that can be used by both Ph.D. students and senior researchers to advance research in the field of extracellular matrix biology.