© 2016


Volume 1: Physiology and Development

  • Susanne Grässel
  • Attila Aszódi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Anders Aspberg
    Pages 1-22
  3. Susanne Grässel
    Pages 23-53
  4. Frank Zaucke
    Pages 55-81
  5. Attila Aszódi
    Pages 83-113
  6. Naomi Dirckx, Christa Maes
    Pages 143-168
  7. Xue Wang, Wilson CW Chan, Danny Chan
    Pages 169-189
  8. Manuela Wuelling, Andrea Vortkamp
    Pages 191-213
  9. Kay Grobe
    Pages 215-228
  10. Christine Hartmann
    Pages 229-252

About this book


In three Volumes this mini book series presents current knowledge and new perspectives on cartilage as a specialized yet versatile tissue. This first volume provides a comprehensive overview on the basic composition and development of cartilaginous tissues followed by the description of the major signaling pathways which regulate cartilage morphogenesis and function.

This book addresses Professors, researchers and PhD students who are interested in musculoskeletal and cartilage biology.


VEGF signaling chondrocyte chondrogenesis collagen endochondral ossification extracellular matrix

Editors and affiliations

  • Susanne Grässel
    • 1
  • Attila Aszódi
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopäd.KlinikUniversitätsklinikum.RegeOrthopäd.KlinikfürdieUniversität.Regen.RegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Dept.ofGen.,Trauma&ReconstructionSurgeryLudwig-Maximilians-UniversityMunichGermany

About the editors

Editors: Prof. Dr. Susanne Grässel Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery Experimental Orthopedics ZMB im BioPark 1 Josef-Engertstr. 9 93053 Regensburg, Germany PD Dr. Attila Aszodi Experimental Surgery and Regenerative Medicine Department of Surgery Ludwig-Maximilians-University Nussbaumstrasse 20 80336 Munich, Germany

Bibliographic information


“The first of three volumes dedicated to the biology and physiology of cartilage tissue presents in 11 chapters the chemistry, chondrocyte growth and endochondial ossification. … Each chapter is followed by many references … . Of interest to pediatric endocrinologists, rheumatologists and biologists.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 14 (2), December, 2016)