Biology of the Integument

2 Vertebrates

  • Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn
  • A. Gedeon Matoltsy
  • K. Sylvia Richards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. A. Gedeon Matoltsy, Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn
      Pages 1-7
  3. The Skin of Fishes Including Cyclostomes

    1. Mary Whitear
      Pages 8-38
    2. Mary Whitear
      Pages 39-64
    3. Manfred Schliwa
      Pages 65-77
  4. The Skin of Amphibia

    1. Harold Fox
      Pages 78-110
    2. Harold Fox
      Pages 111-115
    3. Harold Fox
      Pages 116-135
    4. Joseph T. Bagnara
      Pages 136-149
  5. The Skin of Reptiles

    1. Lukas Landmann
      Pages 150-187
    2. W. B. Quay
      Pages 188-193
  6. The Skin of Birds

    1. Roger H. Sawyer, Loren W. Knapp, W. Michael O’Guin
      Pages 194-238
    2. Heinz Durrer
      Pages 239-247
    3. W. B. Quay
      Pages 248-254
  7. The Skin of Mammals

    1. A. Gedeon Matoltsy
      Pages 255-271
    2. A. Gedeon Matoltsy
      Pages 272-277
    3. Kowichi Jimbow, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, Walter C. Quevedo Jr.
      Pages 278-292
    4. R. E. Chapman
      Pages 293-317
    5. Mary Bell
      Pages 318-338
    6. Ken Hashimoto, Keiichiro Hori, Miki Aso
      Pages 339-356
    7. W. B. Quay
      Pages 357-373
  8. Epidermal-Dermal Interaction

    1. Philippe Sengel
      Pages 374-408
  9. Mammalian Epidermal Cells in Culture

    1. Norbert E. Fusenig
      Pages 409-442
  10. Epidermal Cell Migration and Wound Repair

    1. Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn
      Pages 443-471
  11. Epidermal Osmoregulation and Salt Glands

  12. Thermoregulation

    1. K. Cena, J. A. Clark, J. R. Spotila
      Pages 517-534
  13. Skin-Mediated Sensation

    1. Lubomír Malinovský
      Pages 535-560
    2. Winrich Breipohl
      Pages 561-585
    3. Klaus Reutter
      Pages 586-604
    4. Wolfgang Hartschuh, Eberhard Weihe, Manfred Reinecke
      Pages 605-620
  14. Skin Proteins

    1. Keith Gregg, George E. Rogers
      Pages 666-694
    2. Barry C. Powell, George E. Rogers
      Pages 695-721
    3. Robert C. Marshall
      Pages 722-738
    4. Kimie Fukuyama, William L. Epstein
      Pages 739-751
    5. Christine J. Skerrow
      Pages 762-787
    6. Thomas Krieg, Rupert Timpl
      Pages 788-799
    7. Jouni Uitto
      Pages 800-809
    8. Jouni Uitto
      Pages 810-814
  15. Skin Lipids

    1. Philip W. Wertz
      Pages 815-823
    2. Mary Ellen Stewart
      Pages 824-832
    3. Donald T. Downing
      Pages 833-840
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 841-855

About this book


The integument plays an important role in the survival of meta­ zoans by separating and protecting them from a hostile environ­ ment. Its function ranges from protection against injury and in­ fection, participation in the regulation of body temperature and water balance, to respiratory activity, monitoring of the environ­ ment and production of signals related to behaviour. All these result from specific structural, biochemical and physiological properties of intra-and extracellular components of the integu­ ment. Thus its characterization can be best accomplished by a multidisciplinary approach with authors specialized in different fields of science. This multi-author book, in two volumes, provides an up-to­ date survey of the literature. The first volume deals with the integument of invertebrates, the second with that of vertebrates, both organized primarily on a phylum basis. As the level of knowledge on the integument of phyla differs considerably, the information provided is correspondingly either limited or con­ densed. For some of the smaller groups of invertebrates little information is available, as often only a few electron micrographs are to be found in the literature ; on the other hand, from the large body of knowledge existing for vertebrates, particularly for mammals, no complete overview can be provided, but publica­ tions giving access to further information have been reviewed critically.


Integument biology invertebrates regulation vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn
    • 1
  • A. Gedeon Matoltsy
    • 2
  • K. Sylvia Richards
    • 3
  1. 1.Kinematische ZellforschungFachbereich Biologie der UniversitätFrankfurt a.M.Germany
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of KeeleKeele, StaffordshireGB

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-00991-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-00989-5
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