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Extracellular Matrix

Developments and Therapeutics

Edited by Rama Sashank Madhurapantula

Illinois Institute of Technology


Joseph Orgel P.R.O.

Illinois Institute of Technology

Zvi Loewy

New York Medical College

Understanding extracellular matrix (ECM) structure and function is important for developing biomedical applications that are as close to ‘native’ as possible. Written by pioneering scientists from all over the world, this book reports research and new developments in the field of collagen structure, function, and biomechanics and discusses the relevance of hyaluronic acid and its therapeutic uses. It gives readers a glimpse of what is current in this area and we hope it piques their interest in learning more about ECM biology.

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Extracellular MatrixDevelopments and TherapeuticsEdited by Rama Sashank Madhurapantula

Published: October 27th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77848

ISBN: 978-1-83968-236-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-235-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-237-7

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

1033 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. The Cellular Stress Response Interactome and Extracellular Matrix Cross-Talk during Fibrosis: A Stressed Extra-Matrix Affair

By Maryada Sharma, Kavita Kaushal, Sanjay Singh Rawat, Manjul Muraleedharan, Seema Chhabra, Nipun Verma, Anupam Mittal, Ajay Bahl, Madhu Khullar, Anurag Ramavat and Naresh K. Panda


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2. Extracellular Matrix in Cardiac Tissue Mechanics and Physiology: Role of Collagen Accumulation

By Kristen LeBar and Zhijie Wang


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3. The Extracellular Matrix of the Human and Whale Cornea and Sclera: Implications in Glaucoma and Other Pathologies

By Elena Vecino, Noelia Ruzafa, Xandra Pereiro, Ane Zulueta, Alfredo Sarmiento and Alejandro Díez


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4. The Evolutionary Origin of Elastin: Is Fibrillin the Lost Ancestor?

By Fernando Rodriguez-Pascual


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5. The Interplay of ECM-Based Graft Materials and Mechanisms of Tissue Remodeling

By Jason P. Hodde and Michael C. Hiles


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6. Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

By Alexander Daoud and Robert Weiss


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7. Hyaluronic Acid Derivatives for Targeted Cancer Therapy

By Nilkamal Pramanik and Sameer Kumar Jagirdar


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8. Plant Natural Products: A Promising Source of Hyaluronidase Enzyme Inhibitors

By Muhammad Zeeshan Bhatti and Aman Karim


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