Integrated microscopy for real-time imaging of mechanotransduction studies in live cells.

@article{Trache2009IntegratedMF,
  title={Integrated microscopy for real-time imaging of mechanotransduction studies in live cells.},
  author={Andreea Trache and S Lim},
  journal={Journal of biomedical optics},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={034024}
}
Mechanical force is an important stimulus and determinant of many vascular smooth muscle cell functions including contraction, proliferation, migration, and cell attachment. Transmission of force from outside the cell through focal adhesions controls the dynamics of these adhesion sites and initiates intracellular signaling cascades that alter cellular behavior. To understand the mechanism by which living cells sense mechanical forces, and how they respond and adapt to their environment, a… CONTINUE READING

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