Introduction and Historical Overview

  • Richard O. Hynes
Part of the Springer Series in Molecular Biology book series (SSMOL)


The study of fibronectins has been characterized by the confluence of disparate areas of research that initially proceeded quite separately. We know now that fibronectins comprise a class of high-molecular-weight glycoproteins present both in extracellular matrices and in soluble form in body fluids but, as the field developed, the various forms and functions of fibronectins were originally studied independently.


Historical Overview Oncogenic Transformation Molecular Biological Analysis Coagulation Syndrome Disparate Area 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard O. Hynes
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  1. 1.Department of Biology Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyHoward Hughes Medical Institute and Center for Cancer ResearchCambridgeUSA

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