Growth factors, matrices, and forces combine and control stem cells.

  title={Growth factors, matrices, and forces combine and control stem cells.},
  author={Dennis E Discher and David J Mooney and Peter W. Zandstra},
  volume={324 5935},
Stem cell fate is influenced by a number of factors and interactions that require robust control for safe and effective regeneration of functional tissue. Coordinated interactions with soluble factors, other cells, and extracellular matrices define a local biochemical and mechanical niche with complex and dynamic regulation that stem cells sense. Decellularized tissue matrices and synthetic polymer niches are being used in the clinic, and they are also beginning to clarify fundamental aspects… CONTINUE READING
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