This volume provides reviews covering the latest advances in particular areas of connective tissue research. This comprehensive work also includes areas of the medical field in which the basic aspects could be applied. It explains that both cells and matrix are altered in disease states because of the strong interactions established between cells and the extracellular matrix. The aim of this book is to close the existing gap between basic scientists and clinical investigators. This reference is an absolute must for all biological chemists, clinical investigators, and pathologists. Students of these professions will find this reading both informative and useful as well.

chapter 2|43 pages

Animal Models Of Connective Tissue Diseases

ByGerald Α. Hegreberg, Lynetta J. Freeman

chapter 3|38 pages

Noninvasive Methods for Detection of Organ

ByLeila Risteli, Juha Risteli

chapter 4|24 pages

The Use of Molecular Hybridization Techniques as Tools to Evaluate Hepatic Fibrogenesis

ByMark Α. Zern, Mark J. Czaja, Francis R. Weiner

chapter 5|66 pages

Pulmonary Fibrosis: Human and Experimental Disease

ByMoises Selman Lama