Biology of Invertebrate and Lower Vertebrate Collagens

  • A. Bairati
  • R. Garrone

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 93)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Baccio Baccetti
      Pages 29-47
  3. General Data on Collagen Biochemistry Molecular Assembly and Interactions

  4. Invertebrate and Lower Vertebrate Collagens

    1. Porifera

    2. Coelenterata

      1. Suzanne Franc
        Pages 197-210
      2. Brigitte Senut, Jean-Marie Franc
        Pages 211-216
    3. Achelminthes

      1. Roland Ouazana
        Pages 217-235
      2. Federica Cheli, Laura Vitellaro-Zuccarello
        Pages 237-241
    4. Annelida

      1. Louann W. Murray, Marvin L. Tanzer
        Pages 243-258
      2. Laura Vitellaro-Zuccarello, Federica Cheli, Giuseppe Cetta
        Pages 259-265
      3. Françoise Gaill, Yves Bouligand
        Pages 267-274
    5. Mollusca

    6. Arthropoda

      1. Jean François
        Pages 345-368
    7. Echinodermata

      1. Allen J. Bailey
        Pages 369-388
    8. Graptolites

      1. Denis Bates, Nancy Kirk
        Pages 389-396
    9. Fishes

  5. Workshops on the Methodological Problems in the Analyses of Invertebrate and Lower Vertebrate Collagens

    1. Jean-Alexis Grimaud, Michel Druguet, Hervé Emonard, Simone Peyrol, Claire-Marie Barioz, Sylviane Guérret
      Pages 487-514
    2. John A. Chapman
      Pages 515-537
    3. Marie-Françoise Harmand, Alain Lamure, Najia Hitmi, Colette Lacabanne
      Pages 539-543
  6. Conclusions

    1. Martin B. Mathews
      Pages 545-560
    2. Jerome Gross
      Pages 561-563
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 565-583

About this book


Knowledge in the field of the biology of the extracellular matrix, and in particular of collagen, has made considerable progress over the last ten years, especially in mammals, birds and ln man with respect to very important applied medical aspects. Basic knowledge in the animal kingdom overall has increased more slowly and haphazardly. We, therefore, considered it useful to organize a meeting specifically devoted to the study of the invertebrate and lower vertebrate collagens. The NATO Scientific Division financed an Advanced Research Workshop aimed at bringing together experts qualified in collagen biology (with morphological, biochemical and genetic specialization) with researchers who are currently studying collagenous tissues of invertebrates and lower vertebrates. The Medical-Biology Committee of the CNR-Rome and the University of Milan also supplied interest and support for the organization of this Meeting. The format of the workshop consisted in: 1) main lectures on the most recent aspects of collagen biology; 2) minireviews on the current knowledge of collagenous tissues in the various invertebrate phyla and in fish; 3) contributed papers on particular aspects of research in specific fields; 4) workshops on the methodology of studying collagen. As we had intended, the Workshop gave a comprehensive overview of acquired knowledge and of the present state of research actlvlty. It permitted wide interdisciplinary discussion, enabling collabora­ tions to be established and new research themes to be chosen. This volume contains the text of all the contributions presented at the Meeting, including posters.


biology invertebrates mammals paper spectroscopy tissue vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Bairati
    • 1
  • R. Garrone
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Claude Bernard UniversityLyonFrance

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