Morphology and contractile gene expression of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in response to short-term cyclic uniaxial strain and TGF-β1.

@article{Rashidi2018MorphologyAC,
  title={Morphology and contractile gene expression of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in response to short-term cyclic uniaxial strain and TGF-β1.},
  author={Neda Rashidi and Mohammad Tafazzoli-shadpour and Nooshin Haghighipour and Mohammad-Mehdi Khani},
  journal={Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering},
  year={2018},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={
          317-326
        }
}
Previous studies have shown smooth muscle induction in adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) caused by long-term cyclic stretch. Here we examined the capability of the short-term straining with time steps of 4, 8, 16 and 24 h alone or combined with TGF-β1 on smooth muscle induction of rabbit ASCs. Alterations in cell morphology were quantified… CONTINUE READING