basement membrane

Last week’s workshop drew dozens of basement membrane scientists from around the world.

Global workshop explores basement membrane research

An international workshop on basement membranes last week attracted about 70 scientists from around the world.

The dynamic basement

Vanderbilt scientists led by Andrea Page-McCaw have discovered a new way to analyze repair of basement membranes — important structural and functional components of tissues.

Repairs in the basement membrane

Studies in fruit flies have shed light on how the basement membrane — a sheet-like scaffold that wraps around most animal tissues — is repaired after being damaged.

Last week’s workshop was sponsored by the American Society of Matrix Biology and the Vanderbilt Center for Matrix Biology. (photo by Julie Hudson)

Workshop draws basement membrane experts from across globe

A workshop on the basement membrane hosted earlier this month by Vanderbilt University Medical Center attracted 75 top scientists from around the world and broke new ground in understanding molecules that make up this key biological structure.

Building the basement membrane

Vanderbilt researchers have discovered steps in the regulation of a key enzyme that builds the basement membrane, a structure that undergirds nearly all animal tissues.


Chloride “switch” turns on membrane formation: study

Chloride plays a key role in the formation of the basement membrane, a suprastructure on the outside of cells that undergirds and guides the function of most of the tissues of the body.