Special Issue "Programmable Materials for Mechanobiology"

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A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Material Sciences and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. James H. Henderson
Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, 318 Bowne Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
Website: http://henderson.syr.edu
E-Mail: jhhender@syr.edu
Phone: +1 315 443.9739

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In vitro studies have begun to elucidate the principles through which extracellular matrix (ECM) behavior supports and regulates morphogenesis. In recent years, engineered two- and three-dimensional substrates and scaffolds have provided increasingly powerful tools with which to investigate the relationships between cell mechanical behavior and ECM composition and organization. As engineered in vitro environments become more accurate biochemical and biophysical tools for investigating and modeling in vivo environments, the critical next step for many areas of cell biomechanics and mechanobiology will be incorporation of increased programmable physical functionality into the environments.

This special issue on programmable materials for mechanobiology focuses on research in which material functionality is driving advances in the understanding and application of mechanobiology. Continued progress in this important area of interdisciplinary effort requires diverse contributions from the fields of materials science, soft matter physics, mechanobiology, cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, biomedical imaging, computational modeling, and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Dr. James H. Henderson
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • biomaterials
  • soft matter
  • cell culture
  • three-dimensional culture
  • scaffold
  • substrate
  • ECM (extracellular matrix)
  • mechanobiology
  • mechanotransduction
  • biomechanics
  • computational modeling
  • stem and progenitor cells
  • tissue differentiation
  • tissue engineering

Published Papers (5 papers)

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(1), 1095-1108; doi:10.3390/ijms13011095
Received: 13 September 2011; in revised form: 25 December 2011 / Accepted: 13 January 2012 / Published: 19 January 2012
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(12), 9009-9030; doi:10.3390/ijms12129009
Received: 14 October 2011; in revised form: 24 November 2011 / Accepted: 28 November 2011 / Published: 7 December 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(12), 8596-8609; doi:10.3390/ijms12128596
Received: 14 November 2011; Accepted: 18 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(11), 8217-8244; doi:10.3390/ijms12118217
Received: 17 September 2011; in revised form: 19 October 2011 / Accepted: 2 November 2011 / Published: 21 November 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(11), 7662-7691; doi:10.3390/ijms12117662
Received: 21 September 2011; in revised form: 27 October 2011 / Accepted: 31 October 2011 / Published: 8 November 2011
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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