Elastin and Elastases

Elastin and Elastases

Elastin and Elastases

Written by internationally known European and American scientists, these volumes systematically present many topics in the elastin and elastases fields. Volume I explains elastin, its biosynthesis, physicochemical properties, and alteration in a variety of pathologies and with aging. Volume II describes elastases, their physiological and pathological roles and their control by natural and synthetic inhibitors. Filled with illustrations and figures, these volumes will benefit researchers, physicians, and industrial scientists.

Elastin and Elastases Volume II

Elastin and Elastases  Volume II

Elastin and Elastases Volume II

Written by internationally known European and American scientists, these volumes systematically present many topics in the elastin and elastases fields. Volume I explains elastin, its biosynthesis, physicochemical properties, and alteration in a variety of pathologies and with aging. Volume II describes elastases, their physiological and pathological roles and their control by natural and synthetic inhibitors. Filled with illustrations and figures, these volumes will benefit researchers, physicians, and industrial scientists.

Perspectives in Biochemistry Volume 2

Perspectives in Biochemistry Volume 2

Perspectives in Biochemistry Volume 2

This second volume of concise and authoritative articles reports on the exciting advances and progress in the diversified areas of biochemical research. First published in ACS's renowned journal Biochemistry in 1989 and 1990, these 29 articles were written by experts in the field. They inform the general reader of the past developments, the current status, and the future direction of areas of particular significance, including: structure and function of proteins; enzyme structure and mechanism; membrane proteins and transmembrane phenomena; nucleic acids and protein biosynthesis; proteolytic processing and protein degradation; cell growth and regulation; and bioenergetics.

Elastases

Elastases

Elastases


Development of Aneurysms

Development of Aneurysms

Development of Aneurysms

The focus of the book, Development of Aneurysms, is a detailed discussion of the biology of aneurysms. Aneurysm formation is influenced by alterations in arterial wall protein synthesis, hemodynamic forces, arterial wall inflammation, and matrix protein degradation. The relationships of these forces provide a unified theory for the development of arterial aneurysms. This book encompasses and is currently the only monograph devoted to the most current work on the molecular causes and mechanisms of the formation of arterial aneurysms. It reviews aneurysm epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology. In addition, the pharmacologic treatment of aneurysms is reviewed which is pertinent content for treatment of patients with aneurysms which are either managed medically or with stent grafts. In the era of endovascular, non-resectional treatment of aneurysms, Development of Aneurysms offers the opportunity to understand the pathophysiology of the disease in order to best predict which new treatments will be successful, and to understand the potential limitations of new devices used to manage the disease. Few vascular books have focused on the formation and development of aneurysms. For this reason, Development of Aneurysms fills an important void and is essential reading for any specialist who cares for patients with aneurysmal disease.