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Part 1: Overview of Periostin.- Chapter 1: Naming, History, Future.- Part 2: Basic properties of Periostin.- Chapter 2: The structure of the periostin gene, its transcriptional control and alternative splicing, and protein expression.- Part 3: Function as the scaffold.- Chapter 3: Periostin functions as a scaffold for assembly of extracellular proteins.- Part 4: Health and Disease in Organs.- Chapter 4: Periostin reexpression in heart disease contributes to cardiac interstitial remodeling by supporting the cardiac myofibroblast phenotype.- Chapter 5: Periostin in bone biology.- Chapter 6: Periostin in bone regeneration.- Chapter 7: Functions of periostin in dental tissues and its role in periodontal tissue regeneration.- Chapter 8: Periostin and human teeth.- Chapter 9: Ability of periostin as a new biomarker of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.- Chapter 10: Involvement of periostin in skin function and the pathogenesis of skin diseases.- Chapter 11: Periostin in the kidney.- Chapter 12: Periostin in eye diseases.- Chapter 13: The maltiaspect functions of periostin in tumor progression.- Part 5: Other types of fibrosis and tissue repair.- Chapter 14: Liver, Stroke, Rhinosinusitis.- Part 6: Inflammation.- Chapter 15: Roles of periostin in asthma.- Part 7: Periostin in Development.- Chapter 16: Periostin and integrin signaling in stem cell regulation.- Chapter 17: Role of periostin in cardiac valve development.- Part 8: Biomarker.- Chapter 18: Practical application of periostin as a biomarker for pathological conditions.- Part 9: Clinical applications.- Chapter 19: Clinical trials and new applications.

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Dr. Akira Kudo, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

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