"This book must represent an essential read, not only for both those teaching the subject to undergraduates, but also those with an active research interest in the area." (Biochemical Education
, Vol. 26, 1998)
From the Publisher
Dental enamel is the hardest substance in the vertebrate body and the molecular mechanisms and protein species involved in this are areas of active research and debate. This book discusses the structural chemistry, protein biochemistry and genetics of enamel development - an area of specialist interest which is rarely covered, therefore much needed. Also covered are inherited defects and environmental factors such as fluoride. Chemists and materials scientists interested in the development of substances with novel properties will find this subject a challenging paradigm for the design of new bioceramic materials.