Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Milz, S. (Stefan)

Title Molecular parameters indicating adaptation to mechanical stress in fibrous connective tissue / S. Milz, M. Benjamin, R. Putz
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2005]
Online access available from:
Springer eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (vi, 74 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in anatomy, embryology, and cell biology, 0301-5556 ; 178
Advances in anatomy, embryology, and cell biology ; 178. 0301-5556
Contents Introduction; Aim of the Study; Anatomical Structures Investigated; Materials and Methods; Results; Discussion; Summary
Summary "The present study pursues the hypothesis that local compressive force and the occurrence of cartilage-specific transformation processes within tendons and ligaments are directly correlated." "In selected anatomical samples of human origin the distribution pattern of certain components of the extracellular matrix is assessed. Investigations are carried out at the extensor tendons of toes and fingers, at the transverse ligament of the atlas, at the transverse ligament of the acetabulum, and at the tendon of the superior oblique muscle and its trochlea. The molecular components of the extracellular matrix are detected with standardized immunohistochemical methods." "The results show that certain molecules only occur due to compressive stress, others due to tensile stress. The molecular spectrum of the extracellular matrix allows qualifying conclusions to the mechanical situation of a given part of the tissue." "The spatial expansion of the fibrocartilaginous adaptation zones in tendons and ligaments roughly corresponds with the zones subjected to compressive force; tensile stress alone does not result in a production of fibrocartilage."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-71) and index
Subject Connective tissues -- Mechanical properties.
Connective Tissue -- physiology.
Extracellular Matrix.
Stress, Mechanical.
Form Electronic book
Author Benjamin, M. (Michael), 1948-
Putz, Reinhard.
LC no. 2004117783
ISBN 1280306343
3540244743 (alk. paper)
354027832X (electronic bk.)
9783540278320 (electronic bk.)