Here, the editors – well–known members of associations and prestigious institutes – have assembled an international team of renowned authors to provide first–hand research results.
This third volume deals with biomineralization in medicine, paying closer attention to bones, teeth and pathological calcifications.
An interdisciplinary must–have account, for biochemists, bioinorganic chemists, lecturers in chemistry and biochemistry, materials scientists, biologists, and solid state physicists.
Mineralization of Bone: An Active or Passive Process?
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins
Biomechanics of Bone: Finite Element Analysis and Mechanosensation of Bone
Direct X–ray Scattering Measurement of Internal Stresses and Strains in Loaded Bones
Osteoporosis and Osteopetrosis
Clinical Treatment of Bone Defects
Bone Substitution Materials
Simulated Body Fluid (SBF) as a Standard Tool to Test the Bioactivity of Implants
Stimulation of Bone Growth on Implants by Integrin Ligands
Biochemical and Pathological Responses of Cells and Tissue to Micro– and Nanoparticles from Titanium and Other Materials
Tissue Engineering of Bone
Analytical Techniques in Bone Tissue Engineering
Formation of Teeth
Structure of Teeth: Human Enamel Crystal Structure
Biomechanical Adaptions of Whole Teeth
Clinical Aspects of Tooth Diseases and Their Treatment
Tissue Engineering of Teeth
Clinical Aspects of Pathological Calcifications
Atherosclerosis: Cellular Aspects
Biological and Cellular Role of Fetuin Family Proteins in Biomineralization
Pathological Calcification of Heart Valve Bioprostheses
Peter Behrens, born in 1957, studied chemistry and did his Ph.D. at the University of Hamburg. He did his Habilitation at the University of Constance and University of California (Prof. Stucky). In 1994 he was appointed Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Munich, afterwards in Hannover. He is member of the Braunschweigische Scientific Society, President of the German Zeolite Association and member of the Board of the European Zeolite Associations and reviewer for several national and international foundations and journals. His research interests include porous materials, biomaterials, hybrid and composite materials, synthesis of materials as well as biomineralization.
Matthias Epple is born in 1966, studied chemistry at the University of Braunschweig, did his Diploma and Ph. D. in physical and theoretical chemistry (Prof. Cammenga). For postdocs he moved to Prof. Berg, Univeristy of Washington, Seattle, Prof. Reller, University of Hamburg, and Sir J. M. Thomas, London. He was appointedProfessor at the University of Augsburg, Bochum and now Duisburg–Essen for Inorganic Chemistry. He received several awards, e.g. Netzsch–GEFTA Young Scientist Award, Heisenberg Grant and Heinz Maier–Leibnitz Award by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. His research interests include the development and application of biomaterials, biomimetic crystallization, application of synchrotron–based methods, synthesis of nanoparticles and reactivity of solid compounds.