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Between a rock and a soft place: recent progress in understanding matrix mechanics

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Abstract

The mechanical properties of a cell's surrounding environment play a critical role in modulating cell function, particularly in disease progression. Although simple model systems to study these phenomena have been developed over the last 15 years, several studies indicate that simple models may not adequately capture the complexity surrounding the interplay between matrix mechanics and stiffness. Here, we highlight recent advances in novel technologies, material design strategies, and bioanalytical approaches that have shed new light on the complex interplay between materials, mechanics and biological function.

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The article was first published on 15 Jun 2015


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C5IB90025E
Citation: Integr. Biol., 2015,7, 736-739
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    Between a rock and a soft place: recent progress in understanding matrix mechanics

    C. Moraes, Integr. Biol., 2015, 7, 736
    DOI: 10.1039/C5IB90025E

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