Polymers used to influence cell fate in 3D geometry: New trends

@inproceedings{Aizawaa2011PolymersUT,
  title={Polymers used to influence cell fate in 3D geometry: New trends},
  author={ukie Aizawaa and Shawn C. Owena and Molly S. Shoicheta},
  year={2011}
}
  • ukie Aizawaa, Shawn C. Owena, Molly S. Shoicheta
  • Published 2011
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a hydrogel-like structure comprised of several different biopolymers, encompassing a wide range of biological, chemical, and mechanical properties. The composition, organization, and assembly of the ECM play a critical role in cell function. Cellular behavior is guided by interactions that occur between cells and their local microenvironment, and this interrelationship plays a significant role in determining physiological functions. Bioengineering approaches… CONTINUE READING

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