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Title Biological adhesive systems : from nature to technical and medical application / Janek von Byern, Ingo Grunwald, editors
Published Vienna ; New York : Springer, ©2010

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 305 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover13; -- Foreword -- Table of Contents -- Part A -- 1 Bonding Single Pollen Grains Together: How and Why? -- 1.1 The Anther Tapetum as a GlandularTissue in Seed Plants -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 2 Deadly Glue 8211; Adhesive Trapsof Carnivorous Plants -- Abstract -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Glues and Their Production -- 2.3 Interactions of Adhesive Trapsand Animals -- 2.4 Future Aspects and PracticalApplications -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 3 Bonding Tactics in Ctenophores 8211;Morphology and Functionof the Colloblast System -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 General Tentacle Morphology -- 3.3 Colloblast Organization -- 3.4 Colloblast Development -- 3.5 Colloblast Polymorphisms -- 3.6 Capture Phenomenon -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 4 Gastropod Secretory Glandsand Adhesive Gels -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Background -- 4.3 Limpets and Limpet-Like Molluscs -- 4.4 Periwinkle Snails -- 4.5 Land Snails -- 4.6 Terrestrial Slugs -- 4.7 Summary -- References -- 5 Characterization of the Adhesive Systemsin Cephalopods -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Euprymna -- 5.3 Idiosepius -- 5.4 Nautilus -- 5.5 Sepia -- Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 6 Unravelling the Sticky Threads of Sea Cucumbers 8211; A Comparative Studyon Cuvierian Tubule Morphology and Histochemistry -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Morphology of Cuvierian Tubules -- 6.3 Glue Composition -- 6.4 Discussion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 7 Adhesion Mechanisms Developed by Sea Stars: A Review of the Ultrastructure and Composition of Tube Feetand Their Secretion -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Comparative Morphology of Sea StarTube Feet -- 7.3 Ultrastructure of Tube FootAdhesive Areas -- 7.4 Structure of the Adhesive Material -- 7.5 Composition of Footprint Material -- 7.6 A Model for Temporary Tube Foot Adhesion -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 8 Adhesive Exocrine Glands in Insects: Morphology, Ultrastructure, and Adhesive Secretion -- Abstract -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Function and Distribution of Adhesive Glands in Insects -- 8.3 Histological and Ultrastructural Characteristics of Adhesive Glandsin Insects -- 8.4 Chemical Identity and Functional Aspects of Insect Adhesive Secretion -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 9 Mechanisms of Adhesion in Adult Barnacles -- 9.1 General Introduction -- 9.2 Peduncular Structure and the AdultGlue Apparatus -- 9.3 Glue Production at Cellular Levelin Adult Barnacles -- 9.4 Glue Composition and Molecular Adhesion -- 9.5 Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 10 Morphology of the Adhesive System in the Sandcastle Worm, Phragmatopoma californica -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Sandcastle Worm Morphology -- 10.3 Adhesive Models -- 10.4 Materials and Methods -- References -- 11 Adhesive Dermal Secretions of the Amphibia, with Particular Reference to the Australian Limnodynastid Genus Notaden -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Anuran Dermal Structure -- 11.3 Range of Adhesive Activity of Notaden Secretions -- Appendix 1 -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Part B -- 12 Renewable (Biological) Compounds in Adhesives for Industrial Applications -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 Renewable Biobased 822
Summary There is a growing need for new adhesives for technical and medical applications! The nature uses adhesion in a host of ways and we can learn a great deal from this. Adhesive systems of potential interest need to be thoroughly analyzed and the common underlying principles and unique features of natural adhesives have to be understood. The first part of this book gives an overview of selected adhesive systems from the plant and animal kingdoms. It describes their structure (morphology), function (secretion), and what kinds of adhesives are produced (composition). Knowledge about biological adhesives raises the question as to how these systems can benefit our daily lives. The second part of this book focuses on technical and medical applications of biological adhesives and biomimetic systems. The use of renewable biological components in industrial adhesives is also highlighted as is the use of biomimetic and bio-adhesives in basic and applied research. Medical and surgical applications of these adhesives such as wound healing and the bonding of tissues/organs are also covered. This publication can be readily used in conjunction with the book "Biological Adhesives" by Smith and Callow (2006) which describes the basis of bonding systems and their chemical and mechanical properties and means that readers now have a comprehensive overview of biological adhesive systems and their applications!
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cell adhesion molecules.
Cell adhesion.
Adhesives.
Cell Adhesion Molecules
Cell Adhesion
Adhesives
adhesive.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
Chimie.
Science des matériaux.
Adhesives.
Cell adhesion.
Cell adhesion molecules.
Form Electronic book
Author Byern, Janek von
Grunwald, Ingo
ISBN 9783709102862
3709102863
3709101417
1283074710
9783709101414
9781283074711