Molecular/cell engineering approach to autocrine ligand control of cell function

@article{Lauffenburger1995MolecularcellEA,
  title={Molecular/cell engineering approach to autocrine ligand control of cell function},
  author={Douglas A. Lauffenburger and Kimberly E. Forsten and Birgit Will and H. Steven Wiley},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={1995},
  volume={23},
  pages={208-215}
}
Tissue engineering, along with other modern celland tissue-based health care technologies, depends on successful regulation of cell function by molecular means, including pharmacological agents, materials, and genetics. This regulation is generally mediated by cell receptor/ligand interactions providing primary targets for molecular intervention. While regulatory ligands may often be exogenous in nature, in the categories of endocrine and paracrine hormone systems, they are being increasingly… CONTINUE READING