41 Illustrations, black and white; X, 291 p. 41 illus.
A. Pecile, Benedetto De Bernard
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
Table Of Contents
Physico-Chemical Principles of Biomineralization.- The Histology, Histochemistry, and Ultrastructure of Bone.- Morphological and Quantitative Aspects of Bone Formation and Mineralization.- Analysis of Embryonic Cartilage and Bone Induction in a Defined Culture System.- The Role of Cells in the Calcification Process.- Biochemistry of the Intercellular Matrix in Cartilage Calcification.- The Vitamin D Endocrine System and Bone.- Role of Parathyroid Hormone in Bone Formation and Resorption.- Calcitonin: Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pathophysiology and Its Therapeutic Uses.- Osteogenin: Role in Bone Induction and Repair.- Approaches to the Study of the Function and Activity of Bone Regulatory Factors: Established and Potential Methods.- Calcium Regulating Hormones and Hormone-Like Peptides Participate in Brain Control of Behaviour.- Diet and Lifestyle Factors in Osteoporosis.- Pathophysiology of Bone Formation and Resorption.- Pathophysiological Aspects in the Treatment of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis.- Recent Trends in the Use of Bone Regulatory Factors as Therapeutic Agents.