Extracellular Matrix in Development


ISBN: 978-3-642-35934-7 (Print) 978-3-642-35935-4 (Online)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. Informational Signals in Extracellular Matrix and Matrix Influences on Cell Movement in the Developing Embryo

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-18

      The Glycocode: Translating Heparan Sulfate Fine Structure into Developmental Function

    3. Chapter

      Pages 19-36

      Extracellular Matrix Dynamics in Early Development

    4. Chapter

      Pages 37-72

      Extracellular Matrix Functions in Amphibian Gastrulation

  3. Extracellular Matrix-Direct Morphogenesis, Growth Factor Signaling, and Maintenance of the Stem Cell Niche

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-73

    2. Chapter

      Pages 75-104

      Cell–ECM Interactions and the Regulation of Epithelial Branching Morphogenesis

    3. Chapter

      Pages 105-131

      Interactions Between Neural Crest-Derived Cells and Extracellular Microenvironment During Cardiovascular Development

    4. Chapter

      Pages 133-160

      Engineered ECM Microenvironments and Their Regulation of Stem Cells

  4. Model Organisms and the Lexicon of Developmental Signals Associated with the Extracellular Matrix

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161

    2. Chapter

      Pages 163-186

      ECM in Hydra Development and Regeneration

    3. Chapter

      Pages 187-218

      Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in Zebrafish Development

    4. Chapter

      Pages 219-247

      The Role of HA and Has2 in the Development and Function of the Skeleton

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 249-253