The Regulation of Cellular Responses to Mechanical Cues by Rho GTPases
AbstractThe Rho GTPases regulate many cellular signaling cascades that modulate cell motility, migration, morphology and cell division. A large body of work has now delineated the biochemical cues and pathways, which stimulate the GTPases and their downstream effectors. However, cells also respond exquisitely to biophysical and mechanical cues such as stiffness and topography of the extracellular matrix that profoundly influence cell migration, proliferation and differentiation. As these cellular responses are mediated by the actin cytoskeleton, an involvement of Rho GTPases in the transduction of such cues is not unexpected. In this review, we discuss an emerging role of Rho GTPase proteins in the regulation of the responses elicited by biophysical and mechanical stimuli. View Full-Text
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Hoon, J.L.; Tan, M.H.; Koh, C.-G. The Regulation of Cellular Responses to Mechanical Cues by Rho GTPases. Cells 2016, 5, 17.
Hoon JL, Tan MH, Koh C-G. The Regulation of Cellular Responses to Mechanical Cues by Rho GTPases. Cells. 2016; 5(2):17.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hoon, Jing L.; Tan, Mei H.; Koh, Cheng-Gee. 2016. "The Regulation of Cellular Responses to Mechanical Cues by Rho GTPases." Cells 5, no. 2: 17.
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