Naming, History, Future

  • Akira KudoEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1132)


The history of periostin and the mechanism of periostin in fibrillogenesis are described. Periostin is a matricellular protein and involved in incurable diseases.


Periostin Periosteum Periodontal ligament Fibrillogenesis Incurable disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Frontier, Tokyo Institute of TechnologyMeguro-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.School of DentistryShowa UniversityTokyoJapan

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