Methods in Cell-Matrix Adhesion contains integrated coverage on cell-matrix adhesion methods. It brings the classical methodologies and the latest techniques together in one concise volume. This coverage includes experimental protocols and their conceptual background for all aspects of cell-matrix adhesion research: the extracellular matrix, adhesion receptors, and the growing number of functional applications of matrix-adhesion in molecular cell biology. Also covered is the purification of the extracellular matrix to functional analyses of cellular responses.
Cell biologists, biochemists, developmental biologists, researchers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries researching cell-matrix adhesion systems as drug targets; clinicians with interests in cell-matrix adhesion; and tissue engineers.