Special Issue "Programmable Materials for Mechanobiology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2011)
Dr. James H. Henderson
Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, 318 Bowne Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
Phone: +1 315 443.9739
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
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- soft matter
- cell culture
- three-dimensional culture
- ECM (extracellular matrix)
- computational modeling
- stem and progenitor cells
- tissue differentiation
- tissue engineering
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| Download PDF Full-text (617 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Cell-Biomaterial Mechanical Interaction in the Framework of Tissue Engineering: Insights, Computational Modeling and Perspectives
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| Download PDF Full-text (4133 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Approaches to Manipulating the Dimensionality and Physicochemical Properties of Common Cellular Scaffolds
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| Download PDF Full-text (581 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Mechanobiology of Platelets: Techniques to Study the Role of Fluid Flow and Platelet Retraction Forces at the Micro- and Nano-Scale
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| Download PDF Full-text (1668 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Local Mechanical Stimulation of Mardin-Darby Canine Kidney Cell Sheets on Temperature-Responsive Hydrogel
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| Download PDF Full-text (4759 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Last update: 26 September 2012