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Title Mechanobiology of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions / A. Wagoner Johnson, Brendan A.C. Harley, editors
Published New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 319 pages) : illustrations
Contents Responses of cells to adhesion-mediated signals : a universal mechanism / Andrew D. Rape, Wei-Hui Guo, and Yu-Li Wang -- Substrate elasticity as a probe to measure mechanosensing at cell-cell and cell-matrix junctions / Jessamine P. Winer [and others] -- A role for integrin-ECM bonds as mechanotransducers that modulate adult stem cell fate / Nathaniel Huebsch and David J. Mooney -- Cell-generated forces in tissue assembly, function, and disease / John Huynh, Joseph P. Califano, and Cynthia A. Reinhart-King -- Cell-cell interactions and the mechanics of cells and tissues observed in bioartificial tissue constructs / Guy M. Genin [and others] -- Specific and non-specific adhesion in cancer cells with various metastatic potentials / Xin Tang [and others] -- Systems biology of tumor cell migration in 3D : protein signaling / Jaya Srivastava and Muhammad H. Zaman -- Development of three-dimensional tumor models for the study of anti-cancer drug effects / Wei Sun, Raj Rajagopalan, and Chwee Teck Lim -- Mechanobiology of epidermal keratinocytes : desmosomes, hemidesmosomes, keratin intermediate filaments, and blistering skin diseases / John C. Selby -- Quantifying cell-matrix deformations in three dimensions / Christian Franck and Stacey A. Maskarinec -- Tools for studying biomechanical interactions in cells / Rebecca E. Taylor, Vikram Mukundan, and Beth L. Pruitt -- Biomaterials for studies in cellular mechanotransduction / Ross DeVolder and Hyunjoon Kong -- Optical sensing of red blood cell dynamics / YongKeun Park, Catherine A. Best, and Gabriel Popescu
Summary Mechanobiology of Cell-Matrix Interactions focuses on characterization and modeling of interactions between cells and their local extracellular environment, exploring how these interactions may mediate cell behavior. Studies of cell-matrix interactions rely on integrating engineering, (molecular and cellular) biology, and imaging disciplines. Recent advances in the field have begun to unravel our understanding of how cells gather information from their surrounding environment, and how they interrogate such information during the cell fate decision making process. Topics include adhesive and in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cell interaction -- Congresses.
Extracellular Matrix -- physiology.
Biomechanical Phenomena.
Cell-Matrix Junctions -- physiology.
Mechanotransduction, Cellular -- physiology.
Models, Biological.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Wagoner Johnson, A.
Harley, Brendan A.
ISBN 1441980822
1441980830 (electronic bk.)
9781441980830 (electronic bk.)