Tensegrity I. Cell structure and hierarchical systems biology.

  title={Tensegrity I. Cell structure and hierarchical systems biology.},
  author={Donald E. Ingber},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  volume={116 Pt 7},
In 1993, a Commentary in this journal described how a simple mechanical model of cell structure based on tensegrity architecture can help to explain how cell shape, movement and cytoskeletal mechanics are controlled, as well as how cells sense and respond to mechanical forces (J. Cell Sci. 104, 613-627). The cellular tensegrity model can now be revisited and placed in context of new advances in our understanding of cell structure, biological networks and mechanoregulation that have been made… CONTINUE READING
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