By Jerome Gross (auth.), A. Bairati, R. Garrone (eds.)
Knowledge within the box of the biology of the extracellular matrix, and specifically of collagen, has made substantial growth during the last ten years, in particular in mammals, birds and ln guy with recognize to vitally important utilized clinical facets. simple wisdom within the animal country total has elevated extra slowly and haphazardly. We, accordingly, thought of it beneficial to prepare a gathering in particular dedicated to the examine of the invertebrate and reduce vertebrate collagens. The NATO medical department financed a complicated examine Workshop aimed toward bringing jointly specialists certified in collagen biology (with morphological, biochemical and genetic specialization) with researchers who're at the moment learning collagenous tissues of invertebrates and decrease vertebrates. The Medical-Biology Committee of the CNR-Rome and the collage of Milan additionally provided curiosity and aid for the association of this assembly. The layout of the workshop consisted in: 1) major lectures at the latest facets of collagen biology; 2) minireviews at the present wisdom of collagenous tissues within the a variety of invertebrate phyla and in fish; three) contributed papers on specific features of analysis in particular fields; four) workshops at the technique of learning collagen. As we had meant, the Workshop gave a finished assessment of obtained wisdom and of the current country of study actlvlty. It authorised large interdisciplinary dialogue, permitting collabora tions to be verified and new learn topics to be selected. This quantity comprises the textual content of the entire contributions awarded on the assembly, together with posters.
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