Special Issue "Mechanotransduction in Control of Cell Fate and Function"
A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter and hormone release; signal transduction; membrane protein trafficking; neurotransmitter receptor and transporter; cell–cell and cell–matrix; endocrine cells of the pancreas; neurons; diabetes; Parkinson disease
Interests: mechanotransduction; mechanobiology; integrin signalling; biophysics; cell adhesion; cell migration; neuronal differentiation; cancer cell biology; biomaterials
Mechanotransduction defines the process by which cells perceive and respond to microenvironmental physical forces (e.g., tension, compression, distortion, friction) and cues (e.g., rigidity, topography) by activating a cellular signaling sequence mediated by mechanosensitive cellular components and gene expression. Although the underlying molecular mechanisms have not been completely understood, increasing evidence suggests that mechanotransduction is critically involved in the control of cell differentiation, tissue homeostasis, and organ development.
This Special Issue welcomes original research and review papers addressing the contribution of biophysical forces and cues deriving from the extracellular microenvironment in shaping stem cell fate. Interdisciplinary applications will stimulate future research in this exciting and rapidly-progressing field.
Prof. Carla Perego
Dr. Carsten Schulte
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- stem cells
- regenerative medicine
- extracellular matrix
- tissue engineering