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Publication Detail
The dynamic mechanical properties of cellularised aggregates.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Khalilgharibi N, Fouchard J, Recho P, Charras G, Kabla A
  • Publication date:
    29/06/2016
  • Pagination:
    113, 120
  • Journal:
    Current opinion in cell biology
  • Volume:
    42
  • Medium:
    Print-Electronic
  • Print ISSN:
    0955-0674
  • Language:
    eng
  • Addresses:
    London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK; CoMPLEX PhD Program, University College London, UK.
Abstract
Cellularised materials are composed of cells interfaced through specialised intercellular junctions that link the cytoskeleton of one cell to that of its neighbours allowing for transmission of forces. Cellularised materials are common in early development and adult tissues where they can be found in the form of cell sheets, cysts, or amorphous aggregates and in pathophysiological conditions such as cancerous tumours. Given the growing realisation that forces can regulate cell physiology and developmental processes, understanding how cellularised materials deform under mechanical stress or dissipate stress appear as key biological questions. In this review, we will discuss the dynamic mechanical properties of cellularised materials devoid of extracellular matrix.
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