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Acknowledgments This work has been shaped by many great individuals who have unselfishly shared their passions and knowledge with me as I have struggled to absorb and appreciate all that I have been introduced to here at Carnegie Mellon, back at the Air Force Research Labs, and at home. I would like to to thank several of these individuals in particular.(More)
Chondrocytes are the uniquely resident cells found in all types of cartilage and key to their function is the ability to respond to mechanical loads with changes of metabolic activity. This mechanotransduction property is, in part, mediated through the activity of a range of expressed transmembrane channels; ion channels, gap junction proteins, and porins.(More)
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