Synthetic Materials in the Study of Cell Response to Substrate Rigidity

@article{Nemir2009SyntheticMI,
  title={Synthetic Materials in the Study of Cell Response to Substrate Rigidity},
  author={Stephanie Nemir and Jennifer L West},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={38},
  pages={2-20}
}
While it has long been understood that cells can sense and respond to a variety of stimuli, including soluble and insoluble factors, light, and externally applied mechanical stresses, the extent to which cells can sense and respond to the mechanical properties of their environment has only recently begun to be studied. Cell response to substrate stiffness has been suggested to play an important role in processes ranging from developmental morphogenesis to the pathogenesis of disease states and… CONTINUE READING
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