An introductory review of cell mechanobiology.

@article{Wang2006AnIR,
  title={An introductory review of cell mechanobiology.},
  author={James H-C Wang and Bhavani P. Thampatty},
  journal={Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          1-16
        }
}
Mechanical loads induce changes in the structure, composition, and function of living tissues. Cells in tissues are responsible for these changes, which cause physiological or pathological alterations in the extracellular matrix (ECM). This article provides an introductory review of the mechanobiology of load-sensitive cells in vivo, which include fibroblasts, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, endothelial cells, and smooth muscle cells. Many studies have shown that mechanical loads affect diverse… CONTINUE READING
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