Interaction of Cells with Natural and Foreign Surfaces

  • N. Crawford
  • D. E. M. Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cell Surface Membranes: Molecular and Electrokinetic Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. N. Crawford
      Pages 11-20
    3. John R. Couchman, Anne Woods
      Pages 21-37
  3. Cell Surface Interactions and Biotolerance: Basic Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. J. D. Pearson
      Pages 53-61
    3. J. C. Barbenel, K. J. Mynett, J. M. Courtney, C. D. Forbes, G. D. O. Lowe
      Pages 63-70
    4. Trevor Rae
      Pages 71-81
    5. J. E. Davies, R. P. Hurst, N. T. Spooner
      Pages 95-108
  4. Cellular Interactions in Vascular Grafts and Extracorporeal Circuitry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Patricia Lawford
      Pages 111-123
    3. Ian Lane, Joseph Irwin, Keith Poskitt, Charles McCollum
      Pages 131-135
    4. Madeleine Moczar, Philippe David, Daniel Loisance
      Pages 137-142
    5. Ian Lane, Marion Sinclair, Keith Poskitt, Charles McCollum
      Pages 143-147
    6. J. T. Powell, K. R. Poskitt, J. T. C. Irwin, C. N. McCollum
      Pages 149-153
  5. Cell Surface Interactions and Tumour Metastases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. G. A. Jamieson, Eva Bastida, Antonio Ordinas
      Pages 175-183
    3. G. T. Layer, M. Pattison, B. Evans, D. R. Davies, K. G. Burnand
      Pages 185-193
  6. Cellular Interactions: Granulomas, Healing Wounds, Dressings and Sutures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. A. Shuttleworth
      Pages 211-219
    3. D. J. Leaper, M. E. Foster, S. S. Brennan, I. A. Silver
      Pages 221-229
    4. Keith Poskitt, Edward Lloyd-Davies, Alan James, Charles McCollum
      Pages 231-236
    5. Carol Miller, Keith Poskitt, Ian Lane
      Pages 237-241
    6. Ian Capperauld
      Pages 243-257
  7. Other Clinical Aspects of Biocompatibility

  8. Summary and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. D. F. Williams, A. McNamara
      Pages 305-313
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 315-330

About this book


It would be difficult to think of a more important field of study in medicine than the interaction of cells with natural and foreign surfaces, but it is rare for those in the practice of medicine and surgery to get together with the basic scientists to discuss what they know about it, so that ground of common interest can be explored. Perhaps the symposium should have been entitled "Interactions between those interested in cell surfaces ••• " because it is here that the chief value of such meetings must lie. Even a brief perusal of this volume shows just how far advanced thought and work are on some facets of the topic. Some of the most pressing problems in medicine are those of tumour spread and of thrombosis of blood vessels where surface phenomena are of paramount importance. Our understanding is still very limited but, as the symposium illustrated, the answers are only to be found by study at fundamental levels, the work gaining direction and point from interaction with surgeons and others concerned with the actual disease states.


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Editors and affiliations

  • N. Crawford
    • 1
  • D. E. M. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandLondonEngland

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